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An Equilibrium Approach to International Merger Policy

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  • Luis M. B. Cabral

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I treat international merger policy as a repeated veto game. I derive optimal equilibria and consider a series of comparative statistics and extensions.

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Paper provided by New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 03-25.

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Date of creation: 2003
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  1. Budzinski, Oliver, 2012. "International antitrust institutions," Ilmenau Economics Discussion Papers 72, Ilmenau University of Technology, Institute of Economics.
  2. Cosimo Beverelli & Kornel Mahlstein, 2011. "Outsourcing and Competition Policy," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 131-147, June.

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