Vivek Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. His research spans various topics in industrial organization, including auction design, regulation of financial markets, and antitrust.
Are the antitrust enforcement agencies in the United States sufficiently stringent in challenging mergers? In a new working paper, Vivek Bhattacharya, Gastón Illanes, and David Stillerman inform this debate by examining the price and quantity effects of U.S. retail mergers and modeling the implications of alternative antitrust regimes.
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