The International Programs in Law of the Kyushu University’s Faculty of Law presents its 12th Annual Law Symposium, Collusion, Algorithms and Competition Law, Nov. 23, 2019. Abstracts are due July 1, 2019.
The use of algorithms in pricing strategies has received special attention among competition law scholars. There is an increasing number of scholars who argue that the pricing algorithms, facilitated by increased access to data, could move in the direction of collusive price setting. Though this claim is being made, there is still uncertainty. Scholars purport that algorithms are not able to collude. Other take the collusion for granted and suggest solutions to this new problem. In short, the scholarly community is still divided on the issue of algorithmic collusion.
To bring some clarify in the debate, we are inviting scholars from different disciplines to look at the above-described problematic of algorithmic collusion.