The Measurement of Merger Delay in Regulated and Restructuring Industries

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Robert B. Ekelund

Auburn University - Department of Economics

Mark Thornton

affiliation not provided to SSRN

George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

Delay due to multiple merger reviews in regulated industries is analysed empirically. Tests on a sample of over 500 mergers between 1990 and 1998 reveal that delay is 80% longer in regulated industries than unregulated industries.

Keywords: Merger, Delay, Regulation, Regulated Industries

JEL Classification: L4, L5

Suggested Citation

Ekelund, Robert B. and Thornton, Mark and Ford, George S., The Measurement of Merger Delay in Regulated and Restructuring Industries (2001). Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 8, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1674559

Robert B. Ekelund

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Mark Thornton

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George S. Ford (Contact Author)

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies ( email )

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