U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|October 2005||U.S. v. Microsoft: Did Consumers Win?|
with Albert L. Nichols, Richard Schmalensee: w11727
U.S. v. Microsoft and the related state suit filed in 1998 appear finally to have concluded. In a unanimous en banc decision issued in late June 2004, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected challenges to the remedies approved by the District Court in November 2002. The wave of follow-on private antitrust suits filed against Microsoft also appears to be subsiding. In this paper we review the remedies imposed in the United States, in terms of both their relationship to the violations found and their impact on consumer welfare. We conclude that the remedies addressed the violations ultimately found by the Court of Appeals (which were a subset of those found by the original district court and an even smaller subset of the violations alleged, both in court and in public discourse) and went ...
|September 2005||The Industrial Organization of Markets with Two-Sided Platforms|
with Richard Schmalensee: w11603
Two-sided platforms (2SPs) cater to two or more distinct groups of customers, facilitating value-creating interactions between them. The village market and the village matchmaker were 2SPs; eBay and Match.com are more recent examples. Other examples include payment card systems, magazines, shopping malls, and personal computer operating systems. Building on the seminal work of Rochet and Tirole (2003), a rapidly growing literature has illuminated the economic principles that apply to 2SPs generally. One key result is that 2SPs may find it profit-maximizing to charge prices for one customer group that are below marginal cost or even negative, and such skewed pricing pattern is prevalent, although not universal, in industries that appear to be based on 2SPs. Over the years, courts have al...
Published: David Evans & Richard Schmalensee, 2007.
"The Industrial Organization of Markets with Two-Sided Platforms,"
Competition Policy International, vol. 3.
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|January 2002||Some Economic Aspects of Antitrust Analysis in Dynamically Competitive Industries|
with Richard Schmalensee
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 2, Adam B. Jaffe, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors