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Replication data for: Mergers and Sunk Costs: An Application to the Ready-Mix Concrete Industry

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Collard-Wexler, Allan
Publication Date
2014-11-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Horizontal mergers have a large impact by inducing a long-lasting change in market structure. Only in an industry with substantial entry barriers is a merger not immediately counteracted by post-merger entry. To evaluate the duration of the effects of a merger, I use the model of Abbring and Campbell (2010) to estimate demand thresholds for entry and for exit. These thresholds, along with the process for demand, are estimated using data from the ready-mix concrete industry. Simulations predict that a merger from duopoly to monopoly generates between 9 and 10 years of monopoly in the market.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/mic.6.4.407 (Text)
Publications
  • Collard-Wexler, Allan. “Mergers and Sunk Costs: An Application to the Ready-Mix Concrete Industry.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 6, no. 4 (November 2014): 407–47. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.6.4.407.
    • ID: 10.1257/mic.6.4.407 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Collard-Wexler, Allan (2014): Replication data for: Mergers and Sunk Costs: An Application to the Ready-Mix Concrete Industry. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114426V1