Economic Analysis of Merger Remedies

Merger Remedies Guide, 2021

Analysis Group competition experts have contributed a chapter to the fourth edition of Global Competition Review’s Merger Remedies Guide, which analyzes the design of merger remedies to address potential anticompetitive effects of mergers and explores the evolving merger remedies landscape from the perspectives of practitioners and regulators.

In the chapter “Economic Analysis of Merger Remedies,” CEO and Chairman Martha S. Samuelson, Vice President Ishita Rajani, and Manager Alex Robinson examine key economic issues considered by US antitrust agencies in the selection and design of merger remedies for horizontal and vertical mergers. The authors discuss recent developments in the design of merger remedies as agencies balance protecting pre-merger competition and a merger’s efficiency-enhancing potential, while avoiding unnecessary restraints on competition. The authors draw on case studies to illustrate applications of merger remedies in an environment of evolving industry structures, competitive dynamics, and antitrust considerations. 

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Samuelson M, Rajani I, Robinson A