Case Studies of the Price Effects of Horizontal Mergers

Authors:
Laurence Schumann, Robert P. Rogers, and James D. Reitzes

The study examines the aftermath of mergers in three industries: titanium dioxide, cement, and corrugated paperboard. The study finds a mixture of results with likely pro-competitive outcomes in cement and paperboard, and a potentially large anti-competitive outcome in titanium dioxide (depending on the model specification).