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On merger profitability in a cournot setting

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  • Ramón Faulí-Oller

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In a setting where symmetric firms compete a la Cournot and costs are linear, the degree of concavity is identified as the main determinant of merger profitability. This allows to generalize the results in Salant et al (1983) and Cheung (1992).

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  • Ramón Faulí-Oller, 1997. "On merger profitability in a cournot setting," Working Papers. Serie AD 1997-03, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  • Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:1997-03
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