Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Merger Control and Innovation: A Rights-Based Approach

Merger Control and Innovation: A Rights-Based Approach

 
For years, competition agencies around the world have evaluated in different ways whether and how mergers affect competition. Their main focus has been price effects. Simply stated, the standard analysis has been to assess how the concentration resulting from a merger may affect output and prices in a certain market. In the last few years, however, agencies have also examined whether mergers may affect competition in innovation; that is, competition to launch products that are new, better, or more effective or efficient than those already available in the market.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2021/03/merger-control-and-innovation-a-rights-based-approach-1.html

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