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Title: Four essays on the design and implementation of effective antitrust enforcement
Author: Crede, Carsten
ISNI:       0000 0004 7426 9686
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis consists of four essays that relate to the design and implementation of e?ective competition policy in the ?elds of cartels and merger control. The ?rst essay contains a new empirical cartel screen that can be used to detect cartels in market data to increase deterrence. The second essay uses an experimental analysis to study the determinants of tacit collusion after the end of cartels and develops policy suggestions to prevent such outcomes. The third essay provides an experimental study on the use of endogenous ?nes for cartels to reduce the harm caused by them by lowering the optimal cartel price. In the fourth essay a new empirical framework for the ex post evaluation of the e?ects of mergers and acquisitions in clustered data is developed and used to study the occurrence of spillover e?ects in multi-market merger control cases.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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