International trade and the incentive for merger

Chalkley, Martin and Stewart, Geoff (2004) International trade and the incentive for merger. Dundee, UK, University of Dundee, 10pp. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics, 175).


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This paper examines the proftability of horizontal merger in an open economy. We fnd that duopoly is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for domestic merger to be proftable. A cross-border merger, however, can be profitable from any market structure.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: JEL classifcation: L4, F2
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Keywords: merger, international trade, oligopoly
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 34525
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:01

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