A Robust test for Consumer Welfare Enhancing Mergers Among Sellers of a Homogeneous Product
AbstractAntiturst enforcement agencies and courts use net effect on price as a touchstone for the legality of mergers. This paper derives a simple, and completely general, condition for implementing that standard when industry equilibrium is static Nash in qualities (Cournot).
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division in its series Papers with number 97-1.
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- Froeb, Luke M. & Werden, Gregory J., 1998. "A robust test for consumer welfare enhancing mergers among sellers of a homogeneous product," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 58(3), pages 367-369, March.
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- K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
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