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Big Tech Mergers

Massimo Motta and Martin Peitz

No 1198, Working Papers from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Abstract: Big tech mergers are frequently occurring events. What are the competitive effects of these mergers? With the help of a simple model we identify the acquisition of potential competitors as a pressing issue for merger control in digital industries. We also sketch a few recent theories of harm of horizontal and conglomerate mergers that are potentially relevant in digital industries. Finally, we draw some policy recommendations on how to deal with mergers in such industries.

Keywords: merger policy; digital markets; potential competition; conglomerate mergers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L41 L13 K21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-07
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