Inconvenient Truths and Constructive Suggestions on Merger Retrospective Studies

9 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2013  

Gregory J. Werden

U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division

Date Written: June 28, 2013

Abstract

A merger retrospectives research agenda should be pursued. It should stress careful evaluation of agency assessments of the competitive effects of mergers in the hope of improving the accuracy of the enforcement process. But several inconvenient truths may prevent much from being learned, and “a little learning is a dangerous thing.”

Keywords: mergers, antitrust, retrospectives

JEL Classification: L44, K21, L13

Suggested Citation

Werden, Gregory J., Inconvenient Truths and Constructive Suggestions on Merger Retrospective Studies (June 28, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2287856 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2287856

Gregory J. Werden (Contact Author)

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