Did Microsoft Engage in Anticompetitive Exclusionary Behavior?

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Benjamin Klein

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics; Compass Lexecon

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

The court in United States v. Microsoft Corporation paints a vivid picture of Microsoft as a monopolist taking aggressive competitive actions to protect its dominant Windows operating system against a challenge by Netscape. Even if one accepts the court’s factual description of Microsoft’s market position and conduct, a difficult antitrust economics question posed by Microsoft’s behavior remains to be answered. What limits should be placed on the ability of a dominant firm, such as Microsoft, to compete aggressively in defending its market position?

JEL Classification: L41, K21

Suggested Citation

Klein, Benjamin, Did Microsoft Engage in Anticompetitive Exclusionary Behavior? (2001). Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 46, No. 1, Spring 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1658202

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