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Concentration horizontale et relations verticales

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  • Marie-Laure Allain

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  • Saïd Souam

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This paper studies horizontal mergers in vertically related markets. In atwo-level Cournot model, with an intermediate and a final market, we show thatdownstream mergers inducing size effects are, ceteris paribus, more profitablethan upstream ones. Moreover, a merger at one level reduces the incentivesto merge at the other level. Endogenizing the firms’ decisions to merge byconsidering a merger game supports the previous results.

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Paper provided by Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in its series Working Papers with number 2005-31.

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Date of creation: 2005
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  2. Canton, Joan & David, Maia & Sinclair-Desgagné, Bernard, 2012. "Environmental Regulation and Horizontal Mergers in the Eco-industry," Strategic Behavior and the Environment, now publishers, vol. 2(2), pages 107-132, July.
  3. Éric Avenel & Clémence Christin, 2011. "Equilibrium strategic overbuying," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 201205, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.
  4. Maia David & Joan Canton & Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, 2012. "Environmental regulation and mergers within the eco-industry," Working Papers 169743, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
  5. Marie-Laure Allain & Saïd Souam, 2004. "Concentration horizontale et relations verticales," Working Papers hal-00242914, HAL.
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