Algorithmic Predation

Our visiting researcher Thomas Cheng (Hong Kong University) discussed his research on algorithmic predation and exclusion – conducted together with Julian Nowag (Lund University) – during a talk at The Competition Law Hub’s Jour fixe on 24 May 2023. He provided insights into ways in which algorithmic targeting can facilitate predation in the future. By separating price-sensitive and loyal customer groups, companies will no longer need to make a sacrifice when engaging in predatory pricing – possibly requiring us to rethink competition theories of harm.