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Merger in contests

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  • Huck, Steffen
  • Konrad, Kai A.
  • Müller, Wieland

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Competition in some markets is a contest. This paper studies the merger incentives in such markets. Merger can be profitable. The profitability depends on the post-merger contest structure, the discriminatory power of the contest and on the number of contestants. --

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Paper provided by Humboldt University of Berlin, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes in its series SFB 373 Discussion Papers with number 2000,3.

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  1. Jost, Peter-J., 2011. "Joint ventures in patent contests with spillovers and the role of strategic budgeting," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 63(6), pages 605-637.
  2. Onderstal, A.M., 2002. "Socially Optimal Mechanisms," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research 2002-34, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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