- Consulting Editors
- The Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics
- Managerial Economics: Introduction and Overview
- Managerial Economics: Present And Future
- Market Power: How Does it Arise? How is it Measured?
- Advances in Cost Frontier Analysis of the Firm
- Supply Chain Design for Managing Disruptive Risks
- Combinatorial Auctions
- Game and Information Theory in Modern Managerial Economics
- Issues in the Analysis of Time, Risk, and Uncertainty
- Behavioral Economics and Strategic Decision Making
- Advances in Pricing Strategies and Tactics
- Product Distribution and Promotion: An Analytical Marketing Perspective
- Market Imperfections and Sustainable Competitive Advantage
- The New Managerial Economics of Firm Growth: The Role of Intangible Assets and Capabilities
- Strategies for Network Industries
- Internalization Theory as the General Theory of International Strategic Management Past, Present and Future
- Competitive Strategy in the Nonprofit Sector
- Organizational Design and Firm Performance
- Design and Implementation of Pay for Performance
- Vertical Merger
- The Evolving Modern Theory of the Firm
- Financing the Business Firm
- Corporate Governance and Firm Performance
- Managing Workplace Safety and Health
- Merger Strategies And Antitrust Concerns
- On the Profitability of Corporate Environmentalism
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter addresses several theories of integration through merger of activities at successive stages of production and distribution under different market conditions. It provides analyses of the principal issues associated with vertical merger from the perspective of evaluating its competitive effects. In this regard, we concern ourselves with the profitability and the welfare effects of vertical merger between one or more firms in an input market and one or more firms in an output market. Our main conclusion is that vertical merger rarely is anticompetitive, but often harms competitors. Finally, this chapter evaluates antitrust agencies’ success in identifying market conditions that are predictive of the net competitive effects of vertical merger.
Richard S. Higgins is the Principal of the Finance Scholars Group.
Mark Perelman is a Quantitative Analyst at PineBridge Investments.
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