Innovation theories of harm and horizontal mergers (OnDemand)

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This webinar examines the lively debate on how horizontal mergers can have an impact on innovation.

It explains innovation theories of harm, i.e. those that go beyond a concern that a merger would impact on price and quality but restrict the degree of innovation, irrespective of their impact on price and quality.  These theories have been advocated by economists working at DG Competition in recent academic papers.  

The webinar will cover:

  • Pure innovation theories of harm
  • Rebuttals to such theories
  • Implications for merger policy 

By attending this webinar, you will gain:

  • An update on this topical debate
  • A framework for assessing innovation effects in horizontal mergers



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