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Vertical Integration Antitrust Healthcare Industry

Stacking the Blocks: Vertical Integration and Antitrust in the Healthcare Industry

For many decades, the U.S. healthcare industry mostly consisted of a diversity of unintegrated physicians, hospitals, and insurers. Over the last 10 to 15...
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Vertical Mergers and Input Foreclosure When Rivals Can Substitute Inputs: Safe...

By Serge Moresi & Marius Schwartz*   A vertical merger between a firm and an input supplier to that firm can generate efficiencies by eliminating double...
Analyzing Vertical Mergers

Analyzing Vertical Mergers

Following AT&T/Time Warner and the recent adoption of U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines, vertical merger policy has again become a subject of intense debate. Some...
Highlights of the Much-Awaited U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines

Highlights of the Much-Awaited U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines

The new U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines close the gap that was long manifest between the old guidance and both the economic theory and the...
The Possibility of Social-Surplus-Reducing Vertical Mergers

The Possibility of Social-Surplus-Reducing Vertical Mergers

Despite the common view that vertical mergers are generally less problematic than horizontal mergers, it is also recognized that they are not always innocuous....
Economic Tools for Analyzing Vertical Mergers in Healthcare

Economic Tools for Analyzing Vertical Mergers in Healthcare

Several recent investigations of vertical transactions in healthcare, along with the promulgation of new draft Vertical Merger Guidelines by the FTC and the DOJ,...
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United Technologies/Raytheon Highlights Key Issues in Aerospace and Defense Industry Merger...

John B. Dubrow & Anthony S. Ferrara (McDermott, Will & Emory) The DOJ Antitrust Division’s (DOJ) recent challenge to the United Technologies (UTC)/Raytheon (RTN) merger...
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US: Overhaul of antitrust rules for vertical mergers in the works

US antitrust enforcers are proposing new guidelines for determining whether to approve mergers that combine companies that don’t compete with one another but operate...
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Vertical Mergers: A Multi-jurisdictional Comparison

By Michael Blaisdell (Federal Trade Commission)1 Across the international competition community, vertical mergers are receiving considerable attention. CPI dedicated a Chronicle issue to the topic...

Assessing Merger Impacts on Consumer Welfare in a Converging Internet Marketplace

By Rob Frieden (Pennsylvania State University) This article identifies substantial flaws in how U.S. government agencies and courts assess merger proposals by ventures operating in...
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