Updating the Merger Guidelines: Comments

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Steven C. Salop

Georgetown University Law Center

Serge Moresi

Charles River Associates (CRA)

Date Written: November 9, 2009

Abstract

These comments (originally submitted to the DOJ and FTC in November 2009) make a number of comments relevant to revising the Merger Guidelines. The comments focus on the use of the GUPPI (gross upward pricing pressure index) in unilateral effects analysis. They also comment on the deterrence and incipiency standard, exclusionary effects of horizontal mergers and market definition when there are multi-product firms or pre-merger coordination, among other issues.

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Salop, Steven C. and Moresi, Serge, Updating the Merger Guidelines: Comments (November 9, 2009). Georgetown Law Journal, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2756487 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2756487

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