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Media Mergers with Preference Externalities and Their Implications for Content Diversity, Consumer Welfare, and Policy

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  • C. Bush

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  • Paul Zimmerman

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade.

Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 105-133

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jincot:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:105-133

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Keywords: diversity; media ownership; merger policy; preference externalities; product repositioning; welfare; K21; K23; L41; L82;

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  5. Steven T. Berry & Joel Waldfogel, 2001. "Do Mergers Increase Product Variety? Evidence From Radio Broadcasting," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 116(3), pages 1009-1025, August.
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