Algorithmic Collusion: The Future of Enforcement


Robert Clark of Queen’s University and Laurien Gilbert of Cornerstone Research will speak on a panel on day two of the American Bar Association’s 71st Antitrust Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The increasing use of pricing algorithms by online sellers over the past decade has prompted debate over whether they facilitate collusion among competitors. Enforcement actions, however, remain rare. Recent economic evidence suggests that pricing algorithms may soften competition under real-world conditions.

Professor Clark and Dr. Gilbert will join antitrust attorneys to discuss the outlook for enforcement actions related to algorithmic collusion.

This in-person conference is hosted by the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section. For more information, visit the event website.


Robert Clark

Professor and Stephen J.R. Smith Chair in Economic Policy,
Queen’s University at Kingston

  • Washington

Laurien Gilbert