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On the Anticompetitive Effect of Exclusive Dealing when Entry by Merger is Possible

Reprint No. 2009:42

Author(s): Chiara Fumagalli, Massimo Motta and Lars PerssonYear: 2009 Title: Journal of Industrial Economics Volume (No.): 57 (4) Pages: 785–811
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We extend the literature on exclusive dealing by allowing the incumbent and the potential entrant to merge. This uncovers new effects. First, exclusive dealing can be used to improve the incumbent’s bargaining position in the merger negotiation. Second, the incumbent finds it easier to elicit the buyer’s acceptance of exclusivity. Third, despite allowing the more efficient technology to find its way into the industry, exclusive dealing reduces welfare because (i) it may trigger entry through merger whereas independent entry would be socially optimal and (ii) it may deter entry altogether.


Reference:
Fumagalli, Chiara, Massimo Motta and Lars Persson (2009), "On the Anticompetitive Effect of Exclusive Dealing when Entry by Merger is Possible". Journal of Industrial Economics 57(4), 785–811.

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Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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