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The Effect of Mergers on Consumer Prices: Evidence from Five Selected Case Studies

Orley Ashenfelter, Daniel Hosken

NBER Working Paper No. 13859
Issued in March 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not reflect those of the Federal Trade Commission, its Commissioners, its staff, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. We are indebted to Sara Senatore, Van Brantner, and Joe Remy for providing excellent research assistance; to Aviv Nevo, Paul Pautler, David Reiffen, John Simpson, Steven Tenn, and Mike Vita for comments; and to Robert E. Hall for suggesting our data source. All remaining errors are our own.

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