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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.

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Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times

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This is the first book in the Interdisciplinary European Studies collection. This volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on trust in the EU from the vantage point of political science, law and economics. Lars Oxelheim, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, is one of the authors.

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