25 April 2018

Automatic Harm to Competition? Pricing Algorithms and Coordination

Speaker: Mike Walker, Chief Economic Adviser, Competition and Markets Authority
Speaker: Stephen Lewis, Partner, RBB Economics

This SPE evening meeting brought together a leading UK regulator and high-profile economic consultant to discuss whether competition authorities should be concerned about collusion arising from pricing algorithms.  Stephen Lewis, Partner at RBB Economics, reminded the audience that these issues are neither new nor a reason for a more interventionist approach by regulators.  Dr Mike Walker,…

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