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On the rationale of leniency programs: a game-theoretical analysis

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  • Ulrich Blum

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  • Nicole Steinat

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  • Michael Veltins

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Article provided by Springer in its journal European Journal of Law and Economics.

Volume (Year): 25 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 209-229

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Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:25:y:2008:i:3:p:209-229

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Keywords: Cartel; Leniency; Cement industry; Games; Chief witness; Bonus regulation; Germany; K2; K21; K42; L1; L4;

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  1. Christian Growitsch & Nicole Nulsch & Margarethe Rammerstorfer, 2008. "Preventing Innovative Cooperations: The Legal Exemptions Unintended Side Effect," IWH Discussion Papers 6, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  2. Ulrich Blum, 2009. "Cartel identification in spatial markets," Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft, Springer, vol. 29(2), pages 137-159, October.

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