Seminar 1: Merger Policy

The aim of this seminar is to look at the transformation of the standard by which mergers are judged. The readings in particular look to the question of what criteria one may use to determine that a merger should be prohibited and what criteria to use to defend a merger that seems anti-competitive.

Reading

Brown Shoe Co., Inc. v. United States 370 U.S. 294 (1962)

Ware and Winder ‘Merger Efficiencies in Canada: Lessons for the Integration of Economics into Antitrust Law’ (2016) 61(3) Antitrust Bulletin 365

Mueller ‘Merger Policy in the United States: A Reconsideration’ (1997) 12 Review of Industrial Organisation 655

Further Reading

US/FTC Horizontal Merger Guidelines (2010)