Gugler, Klaus, Szücs, Florian. 2016. Merger externalities in oligopolistic markets. International Journal of Industrial Organization 47, 230-254.
We evaluate the external effects of 183 large mergers at the market level by assessing the impact on the main competitors of the merging firms. Using synthetic control groups and difference in difference estimation, we find that the return on assets of rival firms increases significantly after a merger. The size of the effect varies strongly with market characteristics and the intensity of competition.
|Status of publication||Published|
|Type of publication||Journal article|
|Journal||International Journal of Industrial Organization|
|WU Journalrating 2009||A|
|WU-Journal-Rating new||FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-B, WH-B|
|Title||Merger externalities in oligopolistic markets|
|JEL||JEL L13, L40, G34|