About the project
Non-price effects of mergers have gained increased attention in competition policy circles. One of the questions raised is which role non-price effects will play for effective merger policy, and in particular how to evaluate the impact of mergers. For some businesses, it is not the price that is the strategic variable. For many businesses, costs, quality or R & D efforts may be more important than price.
One issue that is central to this project is whether there are clues to say that mergers lead to non-price effects that are systematically benefiting customers and in such a way that it can compensate for negative price effects.
Client: Norwegian Competition Authority