Quotation Szücs, Florian. 2012. Investigating Transatlantic Merger Policy Convergence. International Journal of Industrial Organization 30 (6): S. 654-662.




We propose a framework to examine convergence in the jurisdictional patterns of the American FTC and the European Commission. Based on a sample of 595 merger cases scrutinized by either of these agencies in the 1995 - 2007 period, we estimate logit models of the probability of intervening in a merger for both jurisdictions and use them to predict the decisions of the respectively other agency. The results point to an increasing harmonization of merger regimes and corroborate the theoretical appraisal that the 2004 reform of EU merger law constituted a step towards the US system.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Industrial Organization
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Investigating Transatlantic Merger Policy Convergence
Volume 30
Number 6
Year 2012
Page from 654
Page to 662
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167718712000902
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijindorg.2012.08.002


Szücs, Florian (Details)
Department of Economics DP (Details)
Department of Economics (Gugler) (Details)
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