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An Evidence-Based Approach to Exclusive Dealing and Loyalty Discounts

BY | July 13, 2009

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Joshua Wright, Jul 12, 2009 The primary anticompetitive concern with exclusive dealing contracts is that a monopolist might…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Joshua Wright, Jul 12, 2009

The primary anticompetitive concern with exclusive dealing contracts is that a monopolist might utilize exclusivity to fortify its market position, raise rivals costs of distribution, and ultimately harm consumers. The unifying economic logic of these anticompetitive models of exclusivity is that the potential entrant (or current rival) could, absent the exclusive contracts, attract a sufficient mass of

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