Backward Integration, Forward Integration, and Vertical Foreclosure

48 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2013

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Yossi Spiegel

Tel Aviv University, Coller School of Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Date Written: August 2013

Abstract

I show that partial vertical integration may either alleviates or exacerbate the concern for vertical foreclosure relative to full vertical integration and I examine its implications for consumer welfare.

Keywords: backward integration, consumer surplus, controlling and passive integration, forward integration, investment, vertical foreclosure, vertical integration

JEL Classification: D43, L41

Suggested Citation

Spiegel, Yossi, Backward Integration, Forward Integration, and Vertical Foreclosure (August 2013). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9617. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2319963

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