Algorithmic Antitrust

28 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2020

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Cento Veljanovski

Case Associates; Institute of Economic Affairs

Date Written: July 6, 2020


This paper provides an overview of recent developments in algorithmic antitrust, and the economics and legal issues raised in the areas of abuse of dominance, algorithmic pricing and collusion, and mergers and acquisition. The general theme is that while much has been made of the possible anticompetitive effects of the large digital platforms there is little hard evidence to support the core premises of the current ‘tech lash’.

Keywords: Big Tech, Big Data, Big Analytics, digital regulation, abuse of dominance by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, self-preferencing, foreclosure, pricing algorithms, machine-based collusion, digital mergers, conglomerate mergers, killer acquisitions

JEL Classification: D21, D22, D42, D43, K21, L12, L13, L26, L41, L42, L86, L96, O31

Suggested Citation

Veljanovski, Cento, Algorithmic Antitrust (July 6, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

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