Fauli-Oller, R. and L. Bru
Economics Bulletin – 12.3 (2008) 1-7

Palabras clave:: mergers, buyer power, profitability

Resumen: Salant et al. (1983) showed in a Cournot setting that horizontal mergers are unprofitable because outsiders react by increasing their output. We show that this negative effect may be compensated by the positive effect that horizontal mergers have on the buyer power of merging firms in input markets.