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ACM conference Impact Assessment 2016: presentation Buccirossi

21-12-2016

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) organised a conference on “Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities”, to pay tribute to the ten-year anniversary of the ACM’s (former NMa’s) Chief Economist Office. The conference took place in Amsterdam on November 16, 2016.

This document is the presentation of Paolo Buccirossi (LEAR) from the session “Competition”. Paolo Buccirossi discusses the ex-post evaluation of three mergers of supermarkets in the Netherlands, in which he will not only discuss the effects of the merger on price but also on another competition parameter, variety.

The discussion of this presentation is from Alexis Walckiers (Belgian Competition Authority, BMA-ABC).