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A Treatment Effect Method for Merger Analysis with an Application to Parking Prices in P aris

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  • Philippe Choné
  • Laurent Linnemer

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Most retrospective merger studies resort to the treatment effect approach, comparingthe price dynamics in a treatment group and in a control group. We propose asystematic method to construct the groups, which applies to any industry with spatialcompetition. The method is consistent with the fact that mergers alter oligopolisticequilibria in complex ways, and thus that seemingly distant entities may be affectedthrough indirect channels. An illustration based on a merger in the Parisian parkingmarket is provided.
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  • Philippe Choné & Laurent Linnemer, 2012. "A Treatment Effect Method for Merger Analysis with an Application to Parking Prices in P aris," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 60(4), pages 631-656, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:60:y:2012:i:4:p:631-656
    DOI: 10.1111/joie.2012.60.issue-4
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    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General

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