From the Dark Side to the Bright Side: Exploring Algorithmic Antitrust Compliance

13 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2019 Last revised: 13 Jan 2020

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Ai Deng

NERA Economic Consulting; Johns Hopkins University

Date Written: Jan 12, 2020

Abstract

If pricing algorithms could autonomously collude, can they be made automatic antitrust compliant as well? That is the question many have started pondering after a series of public comments by EU competition officials in recent years. In this paper, I propose a multi-faceted approach to algorithmic compliance. I draw lessons from the recent AI literature and discuss some potential technical frameworks for compliant algorithmic design.

Keywords: algorithmic pricing, algorithmic collusion, artificial intelligence, antitrust, compliance by design, explainable AI

Suggested Citation

Deng, Ai, From the Dark Side to the Bright Side: Exploring Algorithmic Antitrust Compliance (Jan 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3334164 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3334164

Ai Deng (Contact Author)

NERA Economic Consulting ( email )

1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20037
United States

Johns Hopkins University ( email )

1717 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC DC 20036
United States

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