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Media pluralism and competition

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  • Armando J. Garcia Pires

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Abstract In this paper, we study the role of competition in fostering media pluralism. We analyze this issue in a framework where political ideas are horizontal differentiated, and where news firm choose the amount of pluralism to provide to the media market. We show that when the costs of providing pluralism are relatively high, media pluralism is higher in monopoly than in duopoly. In this context, we question whether the EU approach to media pluralism based exclusively on competition law is sufficient to foster pluralism in the EU media market.

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  • Armando J. Garcia Pires, 2017. "Media pluralism and competition," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 43(2), pages 255-283, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:43:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s10657-016-9548-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s10657-016-9548-x
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    Keywords

    Media pluralism; Media firms; EU media law;

    JEL classification:

    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media

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