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Title: Backward integration, forward integration, and vertical foreclosure

Author(s): Yossi Spiegel

Publication Date: August 2013

Keyword(s): backward integration, consumer surplus, controlling and passive integration, forward integration, investment, vertical foreclosure and vertical integration

Programme Area(s): Industrial Organization

Abstract: I show that partial vertical integration may either alleviates or exacerbate the concern for vertical foreclosure relative to full vertical integration and I examine its implications for consumer welfare.

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Spiegel, Y. 2013. 'Backward integration, forward integration, and vertical foreclosure'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.