A Defense of Using the Hypothetical Monopolist Test in Health Care Provider Mergers

Antara Dutta and Elisa F. Kantor argue that the hypothetical monopolist test, when properly formulated and applied, is an appropriate test for defining the relevant geographic market in health care provider mergers.  In particular, the authors respond to an article by Kenneth W. Field, Louis K. Fisher, and William D. Coglianese, who argue that the hypothetical monopolist test is difficult to apply in this context. 

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