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Gratz, Linda (2012): Three essays in industrial organization: pay-for-delay settlements, exclusive contracts, and price discrimination. Dissertation, LMU München: Volkswirtschaftliche Fakultät



This dissertation encompasses three essays in the field of Industrial Organization. The first paper asks the policy relevant question how pay-for-delay settlements in the pharmaceutical industry should be regulated in order to maximize consumer welfare. The second paper examines the welfare effects of exclusive contracts under consideration of the possibility of contract breach and imperfect downstream competition within a theoretical model. The third paper investigates how the profitability of third degree price discrimination is affected by consumers’ fairness preferences within an experimental study. The results of the experiment are explained within a theoretical model.