Merger Policy: What Can We Learn from Experiments?

37 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2006

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Armin Schmutzler

University of Zurich - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Lorenz Goette

University of Lausanne; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

This paper surveys experimental literature relating to mergers. We put particular emphasis on discussing whether this literature addresses the issues that are relevant for competition policy. We also include some suggestions as to how the fit between the experiments and the requirements of competition policy research might be improved.

Keywords: merger policy, laboratory experiments

JEL Classification: C92, D43, L41

Suggested Citation

Schmutzler, Armin and Goette, Lorenz F., Merger Policy: What Can We Learn from Experiments? (March 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=888706 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.888706

Armin Schmutzler (Contact Author)

University of Zurich - Department of Economics ( email )

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Lorenz F. Goette

University of Lausanne ( email )

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