Price Fixing and Collusion

A great article from The Guardian discussing recent examples of collusion. Some further video resources from the CMA here.

Read the article and work together to answer this question:

The European Commission prevents mobile phone networks from colluding on ‘roaming charges’ when consumers travel around Europe. Meanwhile, the EU has forced mobile phone manufacturers to cooperate in making a single design of phone charger.

Evaluate the view that governments should never intervene to influence how oligopolists collude or cooperate on such issues as fixing prices, varying output, conducting research, developing products, or carrying out any other aspect of their business.

25 marks



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