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A comment on 'Cross-border merger, vertical structure, and spatial competition'

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  • Konstantinos Eleftheriou
  • Nickolas J. Michelacakis
  • Vassilios G. Papavassiliou

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The aim of this paper is to revise and correct the results obtained in Beladi et al. [Beladi, H., Chakrabarti, A., Marjit, S., 2010. Cross-border merger, vertical structure, and spatial competition. Economics Letters 109, 112-114]. Specifically, we prove that the Nash equilibrium locations of the downstream firms are the same in the pre-merger free-trade case as they are following a cross-border upstream merger.

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  • Konstantinos Eleftheriou & Nickolas J. Michelacakis & Vassilios G. Papavassiliou, 2016. "A comment on 'Cross-border merger, vertical structure, and spatial competition'," Open Access publications 10197/8114, Research Repository, University College Dublin.
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    1. Beladi, Hamid & Chakrabarti, Avik & Marjit, Sugata, 2010. "Cross-border merger, vertical structure, and spatial competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(2), pages 112-114, November.
    2. Eleftheriou, Konstantinos & Michelacakis, Nickolas J., 2016. "A comment on ‘Vertical mergers and downstream spatial competition with different product varieties’," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 143(C), pages 84-86.
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    1. Eleftheriou, Konstantinos & Michelacakis, Nickolas, 2017. "Spatial Price Discrimination and Privatization on Vertically Related Markets," MPRA Paper 76964, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Price-discrimination; Spatial-competition; Firm-location; Cross-border merger;
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    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L42 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • R32 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Other Spatial Production and Pricing Analysis
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation

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