Partial vertical integration, ownership structure, and foreclosure

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We study the incentive to acquire a partial stake in a vertically related firm and then foreclose rivals. We show that whether such partial acquisitions are profitable depends crucially on the initial ownership structure of the target firm and on corporate governance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-180
Number of pages49
JournalAmerican Economic Journal: Microeconomics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2018


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