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Horizontal mergers with free-entry: why cost efficiencies may be a weak defense and asset sales a poor remedy

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  • Cabral, Luis M. B., 2003. "Horizontal mergers with free-entry: why cost efficiencies may be a weak defense and asset sales a poor remedy," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 607-623, May.
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