U.S. V. Microsoft: Were the Exclusionary Practices Anticompetitive?
Posted: 21 Aug 2003
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
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