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International trade and the incentive for merger

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Stewart, Geoff; Chalkley, Martin

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Abstract This paper examines the profitability of horizontal merger in an open economy with Cournot competition. We find that duopoly is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for domestic merger to be profitable. A cross-border merger, however, can be profitable from any market structure.
Classification Political Economy
Free Keywords merger; international trade; oligopoly
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages 9 p.
Journal Applied Economics (2010)
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)