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Enforcement vs deterrence in merger control : can remedies lead to lower welfare?
(Discussion paper;7/2014, Working paper, 2014-03)
This paper deals with the enforcement of merger policy, and aims to study how merger remedies affect the deterrence accomplished by controlling mergers. We determine the optimal frequency of investigations launched by ...
Inter-firm price coordination in a two-sided market
(Discussion paper;16/2014, Working paper, 2014-05)
In many two-sided markets we observe that there is a common distributor on one side of the market. One example is the TV industry, where TV channels choose advertising prices to maximize own profit and typically ...
Water with power : market power and supply shortage in dry years
(Discussion paper2003:24, Working paper, 2003-12)
The purpose of this paper is to analyse how market power may affect the allocation of production between seasons (summer and winter) in a hydro power system with reservoirs and where inflow in winter is uncertain. We find ...
National versus international mergers in unionised oligopoly
(Discussion paper2004:17, Working paper, 2004-06)
We analyse how the presence of trade unions affects the pattern of mergers in an international oligopoly and the welfare implications thereof. We find that wages for the merger participants are always lower when they ...
Financing of media firms : does competition matter?
(Discussion paper2005:2, Working paper, 2005-01)
This paper analyses how competition between media firms influences the way they are financed. In a setting where monopoly media firms choose to be completely financed by consumer payments, competition may lead the ...
Entry in telecommunication : customer loyalty, price sensitivity and access prices
(Discussion paper2002:15, Working paper, 2002-07)
The purpose of this article is to investigate the prospects for entry into an existing network in the telecommunication industry, and how public policy may promote a more competitive outcome. We apply a model that captures ...
Entry games in the Norwegian cement market
(Doctoral thesis, 1992)
TV advertising, programming investments, and product-market oligopoly
(Discussion paper2000:6, Working paper, 2000-06)
We present a model of the TV-advertising market that encompasses both the product markets and the market for TV programs. We argue that the TV industry has several idiosyncratic characteristics that need to be modeled, ...
Private labels, price rivalry, and public policy
(Discussion paper2000:8, Working paper, 2000-06)
The article examines how the existence of a retailer owned brand, private label, affects the price setting of a national brand. We find that the potential for a private label introduction may lead to price concessions ...
Access pricing, quality degradation, and foreclosure in the Internet
(Discussion paper2001:3, Working paper, 2001-03)
Access to both a local and a global network is needed in order to get complete connection to the Internet. The purpose of this article is to examine the interplay between those two networks and how it affects the domestic ...