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Antitrust Analysis of Tying Arrangements and Exclusive Dealing


Alden F. Abbott


Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission

Joshua D. Wright


Federal Trade Commission; George Mason University School of Law


George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-37
ANTITRUST LAW AND ECONOMICS, Keith N. Hylton, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming

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This chapter surveys the legal and economic literatures on the antitrust analysis of tying arrangements and exclusive dealing contracts. We review the analytical framework applied under U.S. antitrust law to tying, bundling and exclusive dealing arrangements as well as the existing theoretical and empirical literatures.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: antitrust, bundling, competitive harm, empirical evidence, exclusionary conduct, exclusive dealing, loyalty discounts, market power, monopolization, procompetitive efficiencies, tying

JEL Classification: K21, L12, L14, L41, L42

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Date posted: June 16, 2008  

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Abbott, Alden F. and Wright, Joshua D., Antitrust Analysis of Tying Arrangements and Exclusive Dealing. George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-37; ANTITRUST LAW AND ECONOMICS, Keith N. Hylton, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1145529

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Alden F. Abbott
Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission ( email )
601 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
Joshua D. Wright (Contact Author)
Federal Trade Commission ( email )
601 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
George Mason University School of Law ( email )
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
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