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The effect of retail mergers on variety: An ex-post evaluation

This presentation includes a qualitative and a quantitative analysis and examines the effect of the mergers on different dimensions of competition: price, product variety, provision of qualitative and ancillary services. This presentation is based on study which evaluates the appropriateness of three merger decisions undertaken by the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) in the Dutch grocery shopping sector.
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Date: November 2016
Author(s): Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Roberto Cervone, Tomaso Duso, Alessia Marrazzo
Tag(s): Presentations , Competition Economics, Mergers