A new article “Exclusivity in High-Tech Industries: Evidence from the French Case”, witten with Patrice Bougette, Julien Pillot and Patrice Reis is published in the last issue of the European Competition Journal, (volume 8, n°1, April, pp.163-181).
Its abstract : The iPhone exclusivity deal illustrates the complex issue of exclusive arrangements in high-tech industries. Previous law cases on broadcasting right restrictions also highlighted the risk of anticompetitive foreclosure through such contractual clauses. This paper questions the French competition authorities' decisions in the light of economic analysis. If such exclusive agreements foster incentives to invest and innovate, they may also be considered as exclusionary practices.
The paper is now available on SSRN : http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2057214