On the inefficiency of merger control
According to the Merger Guidelines, the Antitrust Authority has to challenge an anticompetitive merger. These guidelines, however, neglect the parties' litigation costs during trial. We analyze under which circumstances these costs are so high that the agency's intervention is inefficient.
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