The Merger Clearance Decision Process in New Zealand: Application of a New Two-Stage Probit Model

The Merger Clearance Decision Process in New Zealand: Application of a New Two-Stage Probit Model This paper analyses empirically the factors that influence the merger decision-making process of the New Zealand Commerce Commission using discrete-choice econometric modelling. Previous studies in various countries have typically modelled this process as involving a single step, even when a formal two-step process is actually used. We apply a new approach that treats merger decision-making as a two-step process, and compare the results with those from applications of the conventional one-step and ordered probit models. We expect the new approach to avoid biases inherent in the previous models, and therefore to produce statistically superior results. Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

The Merger Clearance Decision Process in New Zealand: Application of a New Two-Stage Probit Model

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