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Some Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Antimerger Relief in the United States

  • Mikhail Kouliavtsev

    (Philadelphia University)

The paper seeks to fill the void in the empirical economics literature of U.S. antimerger policy. A new empirical measure of relief secured in a Section 7 case is proposed. The extent of obtained relief is modeled as a fraction of the competitive overlap subject to structural divestiture. The model of determination of the relative size and scope of divestiture is applied to a sample of recent Section 7 cases. The estimated model is reasonably successful at predicting the outcomes of several out-of-sample cases.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Industrial Organization with number 0404001.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 05 Apr 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0404001
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 49
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