The Spring Economics Reading Group will feature the astonishing Winners, Losers, and Microsoft: Competition and Antitrust in High Technology by Stan Liebowitz and Steven Margolis. The book is more about competition in high technology than it is about Microsoft itself, and it was written back when people still used VHS players and Apple was a bit player in the computer market (pun possibly intended).
Oh, how times have changed.
This book is tried-and-true. Last year students gave it rave reviews as the featured reading for the Economics Senior Experience, and we also read it in my Industrial Organization this past term.
If you happened to have already read it, don’t despair, I am compiling an auxiliary set of readings to complement (and update) the Liebowitz and Margolis book. Indeed, the group discussion might be the ideal setting for you to augment your knowledge of the knowledge economy.
We will meet Thursdays from 11:10 to 12:15, provisionally in Briggs 217.