Call for Papers

We seek papers that provide a competition law perspective on the use of algorithms in price setting strategies. Possible topics could be

•What empirical evidence exists to suggest algorithmic collusion?

•Is price discrimination more likely to happen than algorithmic collusion?

•Should we rely on market based solutions to counter possible anti-competitive effects from the use of algorithms?

•If algorithmic collusion could occur, should we re-conceptualize of tacit collusion?

•Should algorithms be tested (call for a new rule of reason, algorithmic transparency, …)?

•Is national legislation up to its task for dealing with algorithms in pricing strategies?

•What should law firms advice on the use of algorithms in pricing strategies?


Submission of Paper Proposals

The organizing committee will review abstracts related to the regulation of algorithms and competition law. Joint submissions are possible. Only one abstract per author will be considered.

Selection criteria are:

  • Originality and innovativeness of the work

  • Relevance to the theme

  • Geographical and gender balance

Abstracts must be submitted via the conference website on the following page: 





The following information must be provided with each abstract:

  • The author’s name

  • The author's affiliation

  • A small biography (maximum 250 words) 


  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is

1 July 2019

  • Successful applicants will be informed no later than

1 September 2019

  • The deadline for submission of full papers

15 October 2019

  • The conference begins on Thursday 21 November and ends on Saturday 23 November 2019

  • The deadline for submission of final papers for publication is 31 January 2019