Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition

In a recent working paper, Fabian Ziermann discusses the market definition and potential competitive concerns of Microsoft/Activision. He analyzes the Commission’s gaming merger decisional practice, concluding that the market ought to be delineated based on game genres. In this context, Fabian illustrates that the acquisition may result in input foreclosure and a significant impediment to industry innovation. You can access the paper here.