Working Paper No. 556

Merger Control and Enterprise Competitiveness – Empirical Analysis and Policy Recommendations

Publicerad: May 3, 2001Antal sidor: 94Nyckelord: Mergers & Acquisitions; Merger Control; Competition Policy; Antitrust JEL-koder: K21; L10; L40

Merger Control and Enterprise Competitiveness – Empirical Analysis and Policy Recommendations Johan Stennek and Frank Verboven


This report studies the importance of efficiency gains from horizontal mergers. A general theme throughout this report is that efficiency gains, and their pass-on to consumers, may vary substantially from merger to merger. For this reason it seems appropriate to reconsider current practice in European merger control, which does not allow the merging parties to appeal to an efficiency defence. Our report provides a detailed examination of two main parts of an efficiency analysis. The first chapter considers the presence of efficiencies from mergers, with a focus on economies of scale. The second chapter consider the pass-on of efficiencies to consumers in the form of lower prices.

EU och teknologiskiftet. Europaperspektiv 2020

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Hur kan EU dra nytta av teknologiskiftet? Det är det övergripande temat i årets upplaga av Europaperspektiv, EU och teknologiskiftet. Två kapitel i årets upplaga är skrivna av IFN-forskare.

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