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Analyzing Vertical Mergers

BY | October 12, 2020

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 commentators have argued that vertical merger…

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 commentators have argued that vertical merger enforcement is too lax and should be invigorated, in particular in the U.S. Others see a greater risk of false positives and argue that the standard for intervention should remain high in such cases. Against this background, this article discusses the economics of assessing vertical merger

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