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    Apr 30, 2016, 04:04 PM
    Calculate the HHI
    Consider an industry with 7 firms whose market shares are given in the following frequency table:

    Market Share # of firms
    7 % 2
    12 % 2
    16 % 2
    30% 1

    a. Calculate the HHI for this industry

    For each of the following parts, compare the post-merger HHI with the pre-merger HHI from part a.

    b. Suppose the one of the firms with a 12% market share announces that it plans to buy one of the firms with a7% market share. Calculate the post-merger HHI. Is it likely that the U.S. Department of Justice will challengethe merger? Why or why not?

    c. Suppose the two firms with a 7% market share announce plans to merge together. Calculate the post-mergerHHI. Is it likely that the U.S. Department of Justice will challenge the merger? Why or why not?

    d. Suppose the firm with the 30% market share announces plans to buy one of the firms with a 12% marketshare. Calculate the post-merger HHI. Is it likely that the U.S. Department of Justice will challenge themerger? Why or why not?
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    Apr 30, 2016, 04:45 PM
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