Developing Competition Law for Collusion by Autonomous Price-Setting Agents

82 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2017

Date Written: August 22, 2017

Abstract

After arguing that collusion by software programs which choose pricing rules without any human intervention is not in violation of section 1 of the Sherman Act, the paper offers a path towards making collusion by autonomous agents unlawful.

Keywords: Collusion, Algorithms, Antitrust, Competition Law

JEL Classification: K21, L13

Suggested Citation

Harrington Jr, Joseph E., Developing Competition Law for Collusion by Autonomous Price-Setting Agents (August 22, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3037818 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3037818

Joseph E. Harrington Jr (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19102
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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