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Antitrust Chronicle® – Algorithms Revisited

BY | July 13, 2020

Dear Readers, Algorithms rule the digital economy. The ranking of search results, the targeting of content and ads to users, and, increasingly, the pricing of goods online, are all determined…

Dear Readers,

Algorithms rule the digital economy. The ranking of search results, the targeting of content and ads to users, and, increasingly, the pricing of goods online, are all determined by algorithms. In essence, an algorithm is a finite set of steps executed by a computer to solve a given problem. But the economic, ethical and legal questions raised by algorithms are seemingly infinite.

Do algorithms facilitate price collusion? If so, how can such behavior be detected? Should corporations

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