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The Scope of Conflict in International Merger Control

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  • Neven, Damien J
  • Röller, Lars-Hendrik

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In this paper, we analyse the scope for conflict between national merger control agencies that assert jurisdictions simultaneously. We consider a positive model of merger control in which market definition and the analysis of dominance are both explicitly specified. We find that conflict in international merger control is less likely to occur when economic integration is high. Hence, ‘globalization’ should alleviate rather than exacerbate conflict. In addition, we observe that conflict is less likely to arise between countries of different size and for extreme policy rules (very lenient or very strict) towards dominance.

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  • Neven, Damien J & Röller, Lars-Hendrik, 2000. "The Scope of Conflict in International Merger Control," CEPR Discussion Papers 2621, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:2621
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    1. Neugebauer, Andrea, 2002. "Divergierende Fallentscheidungen von Wettbewerbsbehörden: Institutionelle Hintergründe," Arbeitspapiere 26, University of Münster, Institute for Cooperatives.
    2. Simon Evenett, 2004. "The Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Wave of the Late 1990s," NBER Chapters,in: Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics, pages 411-470 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Joseph A. Clougherty, 2003. "Industry Trade-Balance and Domestic Merger Policy: Some Empirical Evidence from the U.S," CIG Working Papers SP II 2003-19, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Research Unit: Competition and Innovation (CIG).

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    Keywords

    Conflict; Merger Control;

    JEL classification:

    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General

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