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Private and public incentives for mergers in the face of foreign entry

Fang, Ryan; Richardson, Martin


We consider private and public incentives for domestic firms to merge in the face of foreign entry. We consider the gains to two merging firms and to national welfare in a linear Cournot model. With heterogeneous firms and possible synergies, greater foreign entry tends to enhance both private and public incentives for domestic mergers. Thus, policymakers have no cause to doubt the intentions of firms seeking to merge: when it is in the firms' interests then it is also in the public interest....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Development Economics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9361.2010.00568.x


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