Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-286) and indexes.
1. Introduction -- 2. The analysis of mergers -- 3. The merger decisions of the European Commission -- 4. The reactions of firms -- 5. The bargaining game -- 6. Regulatory capture and the design of European merger policy -- 7. The procedures of merger control -- 8. Some options for change.
In this recent volume, the authors react to the latest development in the European Community--the EC Merger Regulation--approved by the European Council of Ministers and analyze how this decision will impact mergers and regulation in the future for Europe.