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Title: The Farrell and Shapiro condition revisited
Authors: Brito, Duarte
Keywords: mergers
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: IET
Citation: Brito, D. (2007), "The Farrell and Shapiro condition revisited", IET Working Papers Series, No. WPS01/2007
Series/Report no.: IET Working Papers Series
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the consequences of using the Farrell and Shapiro (1990) sufficient condition for merger approval to sectors in which a downstream horizontal merger may also affect upstream firms. As will be shown below, in some circumstances the sign of the relevant external effect can no longer be established by considering the merger as a sequence of in finitesimal mergers, each corresponding to a marginal change in output.
ISSN: 1646-8929
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