English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Structural Remedies in Merger Regulation in a Cournot Framework Andrei Medvedev

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  • Structural remedies in merger regulation in a Cournot framework
Author
  • Andrei Medvedev
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • To prevent possible abuse of market power, an antitrust agency can force merging firms to divest some of their assets. The divested assets can be sold via auction either to existing competitors or to a new entrant. Divestiture of assets extends the range of parameters when a merger satisfies a consumer surplus standard and should be approved. If the agency takes a more active stance toward the selection of a purchaser of the assets (e.g. to exclude an incumbent from the auction), then it could lead to a favourable outcome for consumers and merging firms.
  • Merger regulation, structural remedies, divestiture
  • RePEc:ccp:wpaper:wp07-16
  • To prevent possible abuse of market power in the future an antitrust agency can force merging firms to divest some of their assets. The divested assets can be sold via auction either to existing competitors or to a new entrant. Divesture of assets extends the range of parameters when a merger satisfies a consumer surplus standard and should be approved. If the agency takes a more active stance toward the selection of a purchase of the assets, then it could lead to a favorable outcome for consumers and merging firms.
  • Merger regulation; Structural remedies; Efficiency; Auction.
  • RePEc:cer:papers:wp229
Language
  • English
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