Antitrust violations in their various forms result in considerable costs and disadvantages for competitors, customers and the public at large. Yet uncovering such violations is often difficult, as they frequently happen in secret. However, in the wake of digitalization, large amounts of data are often publicly available that may offer clues to (potential) antitrust violations. The DataComp project addresses open questions on the data-driven detection of competition law infringements both from the perspective of business analytics and from the perspective of competition law, while striving to set out the legal framework.
Research Partners: Business Analytics and Data Science-Center (BANDAS-Center), University of Graz