This article is a revised version of Chapter 3 of my MIT PhD thesis. I thank Glenn Ellison, Paul Joskow, Jerry Hausman, Whitney Newey, Nancy Rose, Aviv Nevo, Igal Hendel, Jimmy Roberts, Tom Hubbard, Brent Goldfarb, Greg Crawford, Rob Porter, Simon Anderson, Alan Sorenson, Charles Romeo, Joel Waldfogel, Stephen Coate, two anonymous referees, and seminar participants at several schools, the 2005 NBER Summer Institute, and the FTC for useful comments. Stephen Finger, Daniel Szoke, and Jake Zahniser-Word provided excellent research assistance. This article has had a number of previous titles, including “Too Much Rock and Roll? Station Ownership, Programming and Listenership.” I thank Rich Meyer of Mediabase 24/7 for providing access to the airplay data and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for funding the purchase of BIAfn's Media Access Pro database. All views and any errors in this article are my own.
The effects of mergers on product positioning: evidence from the music radio industry
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2010
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The RAND Journal of Economics
Volume 41, Issue 2, pages 372–397, Summer 2010
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Sweeting, A. (2010), The effects of mergers on product positioning: evidence from the music radio industry. The RAND Journal of Economics, 41: 372–397. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-2171.2010.00104.x
- Issue published online: 3 MAY 2010
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2010
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