2000 – Mergers and Competition

Program

Friday, June 9

10.00 - 12.50 Merger Formation

Chair: Henrik Braconier

10.00 - 10.50 GAUTAM GOWRISANKARAN and Thomas Holmes: Do Mergers Lead to Monopoly in the Long Run? Results from the Dominant Firm Model
Discussant: Jim Levinsohn

10.50 - 11.40 Sven-Olof Fridolfsson and JOHAN STENNEK: Why Mergers Reduce Profits, and Raise Share Prices
Discussant: Thomas Holmes

11.40 - 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 - 12.50 PEHR-JOHAN NORBÄCK and Lars Persson: Privatization and Foreign Competition
Discussant: Henrik Braconier

12.50 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 16.50 Mergers in Relation to Other Business Strategies
Chair: Henrik Horn

14.50 - 15.40 DAN KOVENOCK and Lars Persson: Mergers and Entry
Discussant: Mats Bergman

16.00 - 16.50 VOLKER NOCKE: Monopolisation and Industry Structure
Discussant: Ariel Pakes

15.40 - 16.00 Coffee break

14.00 - 14.50 KJELL-ERIK LOMMERUD, Odd Straume and Lars Sørgard: The Profitability of Merger in a Unionized Oligopoly
Discussant: Henrik Horn

18.00 - 21.30 Boat trip with dinner

 

Saturday, June 10

10.00 - 12.00 Mergers in Intermediate Goods Markets
Chair: Ramon Fauli-Oller

10.00 - 10.50 JONAS BJÖRNERSTEDT and Johan Stennek: Bilateral Oligopoly
Discussant: Jay Pil Choi

10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 12.00 SANG-SEUNG YI and Jay Pil Choi: An Equilibrium Model of Investment-Reducing Vertical Integration
Discussant: Ramon Fauli-Oller

12.00 - 13.10 Lunch

13.10 - 16.00 Merger Control
Chair: Frank Verboven

13.10 - 14.00 JONAS HÄCKNER: Market Delineation and Product Differentiation
Discussant: Roderick Meiklejohn

14.00 - 14.50 Ramon Fauli-Oller and JOEL SANDONIS: To Merge or to License: Implications for Competition Policy
Discussant: Lars Hendrik Roeller

14.50 - 15.10 Coffee break

15.10 - 16.00 LUKE FROEB: A Merger Homotopy for Bertrand Competition
Discussant: Frank Verboven

18.00 Dinner

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