International trade and the incentive for merger

Martin Chalkley, Geoff Stewart

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the profitability of horizontal merger in an open economy. We find that duopoly is a necessary, but not sufficient,condition for domestic merger to be profitable. A cross-border merger, however,can be profitable from any market structure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1673-1677
    JournalApplied Economics
    Volume43
    Issue number13
    Early online date2 Feb 2010
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    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Merger
    • International trade
    • Oligopoly

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    International trade and the incentive for merger

    Chalkley, M. & Stewart, G., 2004, University of Dundee, (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; no. 175).

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