Project Collusions vs Markets

Collusions vs Mergers

This project examines empirically the reasons underlying the decision to merge after being fined for collusion (or involved in a cartel). In particular, it aims at understanding whether firms are likely to merge (rather than to collude or form a cartel), as a response to a specific market environment and possible past conviction(s). This empirical project uses a unique dataset on cartels, mergers and merger notifications in Sweden.

The project is financed by the Swedish Competition Authority.

For more info, contact Chloé Le Coq, chloe.lecoq@hhs.se