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Beyond Naked Exclusion: Exclusive Dealing after Dentsply


Robert B. Kulick


University of Maryland, College Park

October 2013


Abstract:     
Although many have come to regard the collection of models that predict anticompetitive consequences from strategic conduct by dominant firms as a “post-Chicago” revolution, the canonical post-Chicago “Naked Exclusion” theory of exclusive dealing maintains the fundamental Chicago structure where exclusive dealing is modeled as a contract driven quid pro quo. However, in the highly influential case U.S. v. Dentsply, the Third Circuit analyzed exclusive dealing in terms of a discriminatory refusal to deal where buyers received no compensation for exclusivity. This article develops a model of exclusive dealing consistent with Dentsply and many other major antitrust cases.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: Naked Exclusion, Exclusive Dealing, Vertical Restraints, post-Chicago antitrust, Dentsply, Discriminatory Refusal to Deal

JEL Classification: L42, K21

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Date posted: October 1, 2013 ; Last revised: October 10, 2013

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Kulick, Robert B., Beyond Naked Exclusion: Exclusive Dealing after Dentsply (October 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2333859 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2333859

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University of Maryland, College Park ( email )
College Park, MD 20742
United States
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