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Horizontal mergers in the circular city: a note

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  • Andreea Cosnita

    () (EUREQua - University Paris I)

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Two-firm horizontal Cournot mergers give rise to multi-plant firms in spatial markets. We study location equilibria on the circle for competition between a two-store merged entity and one then two single-store competitors. Several results turn up. First of all, we get equilibrium location patterns that could not have been obtained on the segment. Secondly, we investigate the profitability of such mergers and find that they turn out to be unprofitable much earlier.

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  • Andreea Cosnita, 2005. "Horizontal mergers in the circular city: a note," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 12(7), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-04l10046
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    1. Cosnita-Langlais, Andreea, 2012. "Horizontal market concentration: Theoretical insights from spatial models," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 22-32.
    2. Andreea Cosnita-Langlais, 2011. "Cournot competition in spatial markets: a complementary result on complementarity," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(3), pages 2454-2467.
    3. Egger, Hartmut & Egger, Peter, 2010. "The trade and welfare effects of mergers in space," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 210-220, July.
    4. Andreea Cosnita-Langlais, 2014. "Where to locate to escape predation?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 34(2), pages 614-626.
    5. Larch, Mario & Lechthaler, Wolfgang, 2008. "Multinational firms and heterogeneous labor," Kiel Working Papers 1454, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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    circular city;

    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design

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