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The European commission versus Microsoft: competition policy in high-tech industries


  • Genakos, Christos
  • Kuhn, Kai Uwe
  • Van Reenen, John


The antitrust cases against Microsoft in the United States and Europe have been the most high profile implementation of competition law in the last 20 years. Christos Genakos, Kai Uwe Kühn and John Van Reenen look at the key economic issues, notably what they imply for the conduct of competition policy in high-tech industries dominated by rapid innovation.

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  • Genakos, Christos & Kuhn, Kai Uwe & Van Reenen, John, 2007. "The European commission versus Microsoft: competition policy in high-tech industries," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 4600, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  • Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:4600

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    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General


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