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Huck, Steffen; Konrad, Kai A. (May 2003): Strategic Trade Policy and Merger Profitability. CESifo Working Paper, 948
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We study the profitability incentives of merger and the endogenous industry structure in a strategic trade policy environment. Merger changes the strategic trade policy equlilibrium. We show that merger can be profitable and welfare enhancing here, even though it would not be profitable in a laissez-faire economy. A key element is the change in the governments. incentives to give subsidies to their local firms. National merger induces more strategic trade policy, whereas international merger does not.