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Can Self-Preferencing Algorithms Be Pro-Competitive?

BY | June 22, 2023

In response to the growing concerns around artificial intelligence, algorithms, and their influence over consumers’ choices, competition authorities have adopted more stringent rules regarding self-preferencing algorithms used by digital platforms.…

In response to the growing concerns around artificial intelligence, algorithms, and their influence over consumers’ choices, competition authorities have adopted more stringent rules regarding self-preferencing algorithms used by digital platforms. However, from a theoretical perspective, self-preferencing algorithms can have pro-competitive benefits. There is no consensus from the economic literature on whether pro-competitive benefits or possible anti-competitive considerations prevail in th

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