U.S. V. Microsoft: Were the Exclusionary Practices Anticompetitive?

Posted: 21 Aug 2003

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David S. Sibley

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics

Michael J. Doane

Competition Economics LLC

Abstract

Did Microsoft artificial entry barriers (through its bundling and contractual practices) to remove a competitive threat to its Windows operating system or were Microsoft's actions explained by economic efficiency justifications? The paper presents an economic framework for examining this question. The test has general applications in analyzing the competitive effects of restrictive agreements.

Keywords: Antitrust, U.S. DOJ, Microsoft, monopolization, exclusionary practices, network industry, monopoly tipping

JEL Classification: D4, L40, L44, L63

Suggested Citation

Sibley, David S. and Doane, Michael J., U.S. V. Microsoft: Were the Exclusionary Practices Anticompetitive?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=417881

David S. Sibley

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