Competition and mergers among nonprofits

Prüfer, Jens ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7203-9711 (2011) Competition and mergers among nonprofits. Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 7 (1). pp. 69-92. ISSN 1744-6414

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Abstract

Should mergers among nonprofit organizations be assessed differently than mergers among for-profit firms? A recent debate in law and economics, boosted by apparently one-sided court decisions, has produced the result that promoting competition is socially valuable regardless of the particular objectives of producers. In this paper, I challenge the general validity of this result by showing that it may indeed depend on the particular objectives of producers whether a merger between two nonprofits is welfare-decreasing or -increasing. This implies that it is impossible to assess the net effects of a merger between two nonprofits without examining the objectives of the owners involved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: economics and econometrics,law ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000/2002
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 12:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 02:49
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/87958
DOI: 10.1093/joclec/nhq015

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