Economics at your fingertips  

Vertical Mergers: A Survey of Ex Post Evidence and Ex Ante Evaluation Methods

Margaret Slade ()

Review of Industrial Organization, 2021, vol. 58, issue 4, No 1, 493-511

Abstract: Abstract This article surveys recent empirical evidence on efficiencies and competitive harm that are associated with vertical mergers. It discusses both ex post or retrospective empirical studies that rely on post–merger data and ex ante or forecasting techniques that use premerger data. It develops the idea that although there is a need for vertical merger screening tools there are a number of problems that are associated with attempts to adapt horizontal screens to the vertical context. Mergers in the technology, media, and telecom sectors are emphasized because they tend to dominate contested vertical mergers.

Keywords: Antitrust policy; Empirical evaluation; Empirical evidence; Vertical mergers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... on/journal/11151/PS2

DOI: 10.1007/s11151-020-09795-7

Access Statistics for this article

Review of Industrial Organization is currently edited by L.J. White

More articles in Review of Industrial Organization from Springer, The Industrial Organization Society Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

Page updated 2021-10-16
Handle: RePEc:kap:revind:v:58:y:2021:i:4:d:10.1007_s11151-020-09795-7