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To merge or not to merge: That is the question

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  • Luis Corchón

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  • Ramon Fauli-Oller

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In this paper we analyze the implementation of socially optimal mergers when the regulator is not informed about all parameters that determine social and private gains from potential mergers. We show that implementation requires a certain degree of agreement between social and private incentives. The most important example where this congruence is present is when the uncertainty refers to cost savings, because in this case society and firms want costs savings to be as high as possible. Then, it is possible to induce firms to truthfully reveal the costs savings induced by the merger. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Economic Design.

Volume (Year): 9 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
Pages: 11-30

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Handle: RePEc:spr:reecde:v:9:y:2004:i:1:p:11-30

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Keywords: Merger; antitrust; implementation;

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  1. Cosnita, A. & Tropeano, J.P., 2008. "Negotiating remedies : revealing the merger efficiency gains," Working Papers 200803, Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL).
  2. Andreea Cosnita & Jean-Philippe Tropeano, 2005. "Negotiating remedies : revealing the merger efficiency gains," Post-Print halshs-00194906, HAL.

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