Merger in Contests

16 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2001

See all articles by Kai A. Konrad

Kai A. Konrad

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Steffen Huck

University College London - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Wieland Müller

University of Vienna, Department of Economics & VCEE; Tilburg University, Department of Economics & CentER

Date Written: January 2000

Abstract

Competition in some markets is a contest. This paper studies the merger incentives in such markets. Merger can be profitable. The profitability depends on the post-merger contest structure, the discriminatory power of the contest and on the number of contestants.

Keywords: Contests, merger

JEL Classification: D44, L11, L13

Suggested Citation

Konrad, Kai A. and Huck, Steffen and Müller, Wieland, Merger in Contests (January 2000). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 241. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=260745

Kai A. Konrad (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance ( email )

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Steffen Huck

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Wieland Müller

University of Vienna, Department of Economics & VCEE ( email )

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