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A Short Overview of a Methodology for the Ex-Post Review of Merger Control Decisions

Reprint No. 2008:42

Author(s): Paulo Buccirossi, Lorenzo Ciari, Tomaso Duso, Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Cristiana VitaleYear: 2008 Title: De Economist Volume (No.): 156 (4) Pages: 453–475


This paper is based on a study commissioned by the European Commission, in which we proposed a detailed methodological approach for the ex-post assessment of decisions reached by the European Commission in the field of merger control. The methodology focuses on how to establish whether the market structure arising from the decision is apt to protect consumer welfare better than the market structures that could have arisen from alternative decisions. It provides suggestions on how assess the impact of the decision relative to the possible counterfactuals and discusses the empirical techniques that can be used to perform this evaluation.


Reference:
Buccirossi, Paulo, Lorenzo Ciari, Tomaso Duso, Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Cristiana Vitale (2008), "A Short Overview of a Methodology for the Ex-Post Review of Merger Control Decisions". De Economist 156(4), 453–475.

An Agenda for Europe

Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The authors of this book, Niklas Elert, Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula, advise the economies of the European Union to become more entrepreneurial in promoting innovation and economic growth. The authors propose a reform strategy with respect to several aspects to achieve this goal.

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