Computational Antitrust: An Introduction and Research Agenda

Stanford Computational Antitrust (Vol. 1) 2021

15 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2021

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Thibault Schrepel

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Stanford University's Codex Center; University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

Date Written: January 15, 2021


Computational antitrust is a new domain of legal informatics which seeks to develop computational methods for the automation of antitrust procedures and the improvement of antitrust analysis. The present article first introduces it, then explores how agencies, policymakers, and market participants can benefit from it. Against this background, it sets out a research agenda for the years ahead in view of providing answers to the challenges created by computational antitrust, and better understand its limits.

Keywords: computational antitrust, antitrust, computational law, artificial intelligence, algorithms, machine learning

JEL Classification: K21, D40, D21, E30, E37, K23, L10, L40, L21, L43, L44, L50

Suggested Citation

Schrepel, Thibault, Computational Antitrust: An Introduction and Research Agenda (January 15, 2021). Stanford Computational Antitrust (Vol. 1) 2021, Available at SSRN:

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