A collection of tools for antitrust practitioners, including the ability to calibrate different consumer demand systems and simulate the effects of mergers under different competitive regimes.
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To get Started:
Collect data on product prices, shares, margins and diversions (optional).
Specify how firms interact strategically (e.g. Bertrand, Cournot, Auction)
If you have data on many/all products in the market consider
calibrating a demand system and simulating a merger with either
If you only have data on the merging parties' products, consider
uncover the marginal cost reductions needed to offset a post-merger increase.
The views expressed herein are entirely those of the authors and should
not be purported to reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.
antitrust package has been released into the
public domain without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.
Address: Economic Analysis Group, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of
Justice, 450 5th St. NW, Washington DC 20530.
E-mail: [email protected] and [email protected]
Charles Taragin and Michael Sandfort
Maintainer: Charles Taragin <[email protected]>
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