What Do We Know About Algorithmic Tacit Collusion?

11 Pages Posted: 15 May 2018  

Ai Deng

Bates White Economic Consulting; Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University

Date Written: May 2, 2018

Abstract

The past few years have seen many legal scholars and antitrust agencies expressing interest in and concerns with algorithmic collusion. In this paper, I survey and draw lessons from the literature on Artificial Intelligence and on the economics of algorithmic tacit collusion. I show that a good understanding of this literature is a crucial first step to better understand the antitrust risks of algorithmic pricing and devise antitrust policies to combat such risks.

Keywords: algorithmic pricing, algorithmic collusion, artificial intelligence, antitrust

Suggested Citation

Deng, Ai, What Do We Know About Algorithmic Tacit Collusion? (May 2, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3171315

Ai Deng (Contact Author)

Bates White Economic Consulting ( email )

1300 Eye St NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC DC 20005
United States

Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University ( email )

Baltimore, MD 20036-1984
United States

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