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Pricing Algorithms in Antitrust’s Sights?

BY | February 28, 2024

Pricing algorithms have captured antitrust scholars’ attention for a decade now. A key problem: Whether antitrust doctrine could adequately handle the situation where several competing firms independently delegate their market…

Pricing algorithms have captured antitrust scholars’ attention for a decade now. A key problem: Whether antitrust doctrine could adequately handle the situation where several competing firms independently delegate their market intelligence and pricing functions to computer programs or algorithms, which then interdependently reached an equilibrium of increased price and reduced output. Scholars, probably justifiably, feared that such a situation would fall within a longstanding gap in antitrust

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