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COMBINATION

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Definition:
In the parlance of competition law and policy, the term combination refers to firms organized together to form a monopoly, cartel or agreement to raise or fix prices and restrict output in order to earn higher profits. This term has been interchangeably used with conspiracy and collusion as well.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Industrial Organisation Economics and Competition Law, compiled by R. S. Khemani and D. M. Shapiro, commissioned by the Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs, OECD, 1993.

Cross References:
Collusion
Conspiracy

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/8/61/2376087.pdf

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, January 03, 2002

Last updated on Monday, March 03, 2003