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Endogenous mergers and maximal concentration: a note

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  • Emilie Dargaud

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    (University Lyon 2)

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This article examines the incentive to merge in a Bertrand competition model with generalized substitutability and price competition. The model suggests that acquisition of firms by their rivals can result in maximal concentration of the industry.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 137-146

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00763

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Keywords: endogenous mergers; concentration; price competition;

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  1. Morton I. Kamien & Israel Zang, 1988. "The Limits of Monopolization Through Acquisition," Discussion Papers 802, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
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