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Horizontal Mergers For Buyer Power

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  • Ramón Faulí-Oller

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Lluís Bru Martínez

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    (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

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Salant et al. (1983) showed in a Cournot setting that horizontal mergers are unprofitable because outsiders react by increasing their output. We show that this negative effect may be compensated by the positive effect that horizontal mergers have on the buyer power of merging firms in input markets.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2003-32.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:2003-32

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Keywords: buyer power; mergers; input markets.;

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  1. Fauli-Oller, Ramon, 1997. "On merger profitability in a Cournot setting," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 75-79, January.
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