Santos-Pinto, Luís (2009): The Impact of Firm Size and Market Size Asymmetries on National Mergers in a Three-Country Model.
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This paper studies the impact of firm and market size asymmetries on merger decisions. To do that I consider a model where a small and a large country compete in a third (world) market. Each of the two countries has two firms (with potentially different costs) that supply the domestic market and export to the third market. Merger decisions in the two countries are modeled as a simultaneously move game. The paper finds that firms in the large country have more incentives to merge than firms in the small country. In contrast, the government of the large country has more incentives to block a merger than the government of the small country. Thus, the model predicts that conflicts of interest between governments and firms concerning national mergers are more likely in large countries than in small ones.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Impact of Firm Size and Market Size Asymmetries on National Mergers in a Three-Country Model|
|Keywords:||International Trade; Merger Policy; Size Asymmetry|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H77 - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
L - Industrial Organization > L4 - Antitrust Issues and Policies > L41 - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices
|Depositing User:||Luís Santos-Pinto|
|Date Deposited:||07. Sep 2009 19:12|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 07:09|
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