Antitrust and Artificial Intelligence - A Research Agenda

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 1-2

4 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2017 Last revised: 13 Feb 2020

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Nicolas Petit

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW)

Date Written: June 28, 2017

Abstract

This short paper provides an overview of the claims made in the emerging scholarship on artificial intelligence and antitrust policy. It discusses in particular the conjecture that markets will be rife with algorithmic collusion and extractive personalized pricing. It stresses the main methodological, theoretical and empirical limitations that underpin the claims made in the scholarship, and concludes with a call for evidenced-based antitrust policy.

Keywords: antitrust, competition law, artificial intelligence, algorithms, collusion, cartels, discrimination

JEL Classification: K21, K48, L40, K14, L40, L41

Suggested Citation

Petit, Nicolas, Antitrust and Artificial Intelligence - A Research Agenda (June 28, 2017). Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 1-2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2993855 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2993855

Nicolas Petit (Contact Author)

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW) ( email )

Via Bolognese 156 (Villa Salviati)
50-139 Firenze
Italy

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