by Levi Russell
Recently I was part of a blog symposium put together by the International Center for Law and Economics at the Truth on the Market blog. The posts were quite diverse in terms of subject matter and perspective, so I think they're worth a read if you want to get a better understanding of what is going on with the Bayer/Monsanto, Dow/DuPont, and ChemChina/Syngenta mergers and acquisitions. There were some great contributions from the lawyers and economists on the panel and I was humbled to be invited to be a part of it. Below are links to the posts in order of the authors' last names.
Shubha Ghosh - Patents and mergers
Allen Gibby - Conglomerate effects and the incentive to deal reasonably with other providers of complementary products
Ioannis Lianos - Finding your way in the seeds/agro-chem mergers labyrinth
Geoffrey Manne - Innovation-driven market structure in the ag-biotech industry
Diana Moss - Mergers, innovation, and agricultural biotechnology: Putting the squeeze on growers and consumers?
Nicolas Petit - Antitrust review of ag-biotech mergers: Appropriability versus cannibalization
Levi Russell - Contestability theory in the real world
Effects of gene editing on ag-biotech antitrust
Joanna Shepherd - Understanding innovation markets in antitrust analysis
Michael Sykuta - Innovation trends in agriculture and their implications for M & A analysis