Economic Issues in U.S. V. Microsoft

47 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2003

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Michael J. Doane

Competition Economics LLC

David S. Sibley

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics

Ashish Nayyar

ERS Group

Abstract

This paper discusses the economic issues involved in the government's case against Microsoft. In particular, we examine the competitive effects of Microsoft's contractual restrictions, including the bundling of its Internet browser with the Windows 98 operating system in agreements with computer manufacturers (also called Original Equipment Manufacturers or OEMs), online services providers (OLS), Internet service providers (ISP) and Internet content providers (ICP). A secondary purpose is to review and critique the economic evidence presented by Microsoft in support of its contention that its behavior is not characteristic of a monopoly.

Keywords: Emerging Markets, Arbitrage, Threshold AR Models

JEL Classification: D4, L40, L44, L63

Suggested Citation

Doane, Michael J. and Sibley, David S. and Nayyar, Ashish, Economic Issues in U.S. V. Microsoft. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=407421 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.407421

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David S. Sibley

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics ( email )

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Ashish Nayyar (Contact Author)

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