121 Microsoft and persistence of monopoly

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Unformatted text preview: Microsoft and Persistence of Monopoly Econ 121, fall 2007 Joseph Farrell Various "dirty tricks" illegal Denial of compatibility? But MS had some "clean tricks" available: Leaning on complementors to go exclusive? Working to develop its own browser What if it had stuck to the "clean tricks"? Who's likely to win--the incumbent, or the interloper? Who Gains What? Incumbent (MS) keeps its monopoly if it wins this battle; gets into a war if it loses DOJ's theory of the case Entrant (NS) gets into a war if it wins this battle; is sidelined if it loses Relative stakes? Gilbert-Newbery Compare the stakes Arithmetical transformation Tendency for incumbent to win ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2008 for the course ECON 121 taught by Professor Woroch during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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