How effective is European merger control ?

  title={How effective is European merger control ?},
  author={Klaus Gugler and Burcin B. Yurtoglu},
This paper applies a novel methodology to a unique dataset of large concentrations during the period 1990-2002 to assess merger control’s effectiveness. By using data gathered from several sources and employing different evaluation techniques, we analyze the economic effects of the European Commission’s (EC) merger control decisions and distinguish between blockings, clearances with commitments (either behavioral or structural), and outright clearances. We run an event study on merging and… CONTINUE READING
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