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Merger Review: How Much of Industry is Affected in an International Perspective?


Jan De Loecker


Princeton University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Jozef Konings


Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - LICOS - Centrum voor Transitie-economie; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Patrick J. G. Van Cayseele


KU Leuven - Department of Economics


Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 2007

Abstract:     
The paper develops a methodological framework for quantifying the impact of merger control regulations. While most countries have different criteria in terms of sales, market shares or combinations of the above, and while listing an inventory of these criteria is easy, such an exercise does not provide an answer regarding their impact on the market for corporate control. A methodology is developed to compare empirically the percentage of firms affected in an industry in a country by the "clearing in advance" regulation. By comparing industries and countries, we are able to provide an indication of the impact of merger regulations for a large number of industries in Europe. As such we provide a first indication of the tightness of ex ante merger review.

Keywords: merger control, firm size distribution

JEL Classification: K21, L40

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Date posted: October 2, 2007  

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De Loecker, Jan and Konings, Jozef and Van Cayseele, Patrick J. G., Merger Review: How Much of Industry is Affected in an International Perspective?. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1018050

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Jan De Loecker (Contact Author)
Princeton University - Department of Economics ( email )
Princeton, NJ 08544-1021
United States
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
HOME PAGE: http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~jdeloeck/
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )
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London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
Jozef Konings
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - LICOS - Centrum voor Transitie-economie ( email )
Deberiotstraat, 34
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
+32 16 326 589 (Phone)
+32 16 326 599 (Fax)
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Patrick G. J. Van Cayseele
KU Leuven - Department of Economics ( email )
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
+32-16-326830 (Phone)
+32-16-326796 (Fax)
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