An independent Economic Research Consultancy

PriceMetrics is a South African economic research consultancy offering independent analysis and expertise in the economics of competition, regulation, price management, and macroeconomic analysis.

We provide economic analysis and advice to companies, law firms and other organisations relating to issues and strategies arising from competition policy, regulation and public policy. Recent cases include advising clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, restrictive horizontal and vertical practices, and abuses of dominance including excessive pricing, exclusionary practices and price discrimination. We have also advised companies on competition and regulatory policy issues arising from public enquiries into the banking, petroleum and healthcare industries in South Africa.

Our price management services help companies to improve profitability through more effective pricing decisions. We also provide training in competition economics, including its underlying disciplines of microeconomics and industrial organisation theory.

We also supply customised economic analysis and forecasts for companies and other organisations requiring independent assessments of current and future trends in the South African macro-economy.

Clients include private and public sector South African companies and multinationals in the agriculture, minerals, petroleum, vehicle manufacturing, engineering, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, building materials, food manufacture, physical distribution, transportation, banking and leisure industries.

News

Mike Holland and Jannie Rossouw presented papers at the Seventh Annual Conference on Competition Economics and Policy on the 5th of September 2013 held in Sandton, Johannesburg. More..

We have contributed the South Africa chapter to Global Competition Review’s 2014 edition of The Handbook of Competition Economics. More..

We expect continued subdued growth in output in the economy this year and in 2014. Also included is the latest IMF forecast for South Africa. More..

Jannie Rossouw and a Unisa colleague, Adele Breytenbach, have discussed some of their recent research on the DSTV programme Dagbreek. More..