Working Paper No. 08-37:
Antitrust Analysis of Tying Arrangements and Exclusive Dealing

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Alden Abbott, Joshua Wright

Date Posted: June 2008

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This chapter surveys the legal and economic literatures on the antitrust analysis of tying arrangements and exclusive dealing contracts. We review the analytical framework applied under U.S. antitrust law to tying, bundling and exclusive dealing arrangements as well as the existing theoretical and empirical literatures.