Did Microsoft Harm Consumers?: Two Opposing Views by Franklin L. Fischer, David M. Rubinfeld, Richard L. Shmalensee, David S. Evans
United States v. Microsoft is arguably the most important antitrust case of the past decade. It will have major implications for how governments regulate information technologies and the coming Internet explosion. It will also have important consequences for how businesses behave in the marketplace and in the political arena. In this volume, key economists for the government and for the Microsoft Corporation lay out their views on the key issues and then respond to the views presented by the opposing side. The analysis illuminates many of the complex issues involved in assessing the appropriate scope for antitrust intervention in information technology industries.
David S. Evans is senior vice president of the National Economic Research Associates, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Franklin M. Fisher is the Jane Berkowitz Calton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Daniel L. Rubinfeld is the Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law and professor of economics at the University of California-Berkeley. Richard L. Schmalensee is dean and professor of management and economics at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.