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What policies can be used to stop firms in an oligopoly from colluding?

Ruth Tarrant, Head of Economics, |Bedales School, explains how competition authorities try to ensure competitive product markets.

Summary of contents:

  • What is collusion? Looks at explicit or deliberate collusion; tacit collusion; horizontal collusion; vertical collusion; and procurement collusion or bid-rigging.
  • Why does collusion happen? Oligopolistic market structures and the Prisoners’ Dilemma.
  • Do we need to tackle collusion?
  • Methods for tackling collusion: Making markets more competitive, deregulation and reducing barriers to entry by reducing costs for new and/or small business.
  • Increasing the chance of a breakdown in collusive agreements through a leniency policy on the one hand for whistleblowers and increased fines for those found guilty of colluding.
  • Conclusions
  • Also includes six boxes giving actual examples.


This article is featured in ET volume 19 issue 1.

What policies can be used to stop firms in an oligopoly from colluding?

Ruth Tarrant, Head of Economics, |Bedales School, explains how competition authorities try to ensure competitive product markets.

Summary of contents:

  • What is collusion? Looks at explicit or deliberate collusion; tacit collusion; horizontal collusion; vertical collusion; and procurement collusion or bid-rigging.
  • Why does collusion happen? Oligopolistic market structures and the Prisoners’ Dilemma.
  • Do we need to tackle collusion?
  • Methods for tackling collusion: Making markets more competitive, deregulation and reducing barriers to entry by reducing costs for new and/or small business.
  • Increasing the chance of a breakdown in collusive agreements through a leniency policy on the one hand for whistleblowers and increased fines for those found guilty of colluding.
  • Conclusions
  • Also includes six boxes giving actual examples.


This article is featured in ET volume 19 issue 1.

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