Diagonal Merger

Diagonal Merger Diagonal merger combines the assets of an input supplier and a downstream rival of the input demander that does not use the input. Diagonal mergers are likely to be overlooked by federal antitrust authorities as they are neither vertical nor horizontal mergers. Diagonal mergers are shown to be nearly as anticompetitive as comparable horizontal mergers and, like horizontal mergers, the welfare effects of diagonal mergers are predicted in the first instance by a modified HHI calculation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals
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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1007713608584
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Abstract

Diagonal merger combines the assets of an input supplier and a downstream rival of the input demander that does not use the input. Diagonal mergers are likely to be overlooked by federal antitrust authorities as they are neither vertical nor horizontal mergers. Diagonal mergers are shown to be nearly as anticompetitive as comparable horizontal mergers and, like horizontal mergers, the welfare effects of diagonal mergers are predicted in the first instance by a modified HHI calculation.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 29, 2004

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