A Treatment Effect Method for Merger Analysis with an Application to Parking Prices in Paris
AbstractMost retrospective merger studies resort to the treatment effect approach, comparing the price dynamics in a treatment group and in a control group. We propose a systematic method to construct the groups, which applies to any industry with spatial competition. The method is consistent with the fact that mergers alter oligopolistic equilibria in complex ways, and thus that seemingly distant entities may be affected through indirect channels. An illustration based on a merger in the Parisian parking market is provided.
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Date of creation: 2010
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merger retrospective analysis; treatment effect models;
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- Philippe Chone & Laurent Linnemer, 2010. "A Treatment Effect Method for Merger Analysis with an Application to Parking Prices in Paris," Working Papers 2010-48, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
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