Algorithmic Tacit Collusion Is a Limited Threat to Competition

30 December 2019
Dr. Ai Deng

Associate Director Dr. Ai Deng published “Algorithmic Tacit Collusion Is a Limited Threat to Competition” in Law360. Dr. Deng’s analysis addresses a recent study by four economists on algorithmic pricing and collusion, questioning how we should think about tacit collusion in general and the likelihood of algorithmic collusion in the real world. He highlights how this important research can be extended to further the industries’ understanding of algorithmic collusion. Dr. Deng concludes by answering the question, “Can an algorithm learn to tacitly collude?"

This article won the 2020 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards Reader’s Choice Award for Best Antitrust Business Article in the Concerted Practices category.