Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel

Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel is Professor of Law at the University of Liège, Belgium, where he teaches European Union law. He is also a part-time member of the Belgian Competition Authority and a guest professor of competition law at Paris-Dauphine University, France. His research focuses principally on the public enforcement of EU economic regulation by EU and national bodies. In that context, his research also focuses on how AI challenges existing enforcement practices. Prior to taking up his current positions, Pieter was an assistant professor of law at Leiden University (2013-2016) and a research fellow (Aspirant FWO-Vlaanderen) at KU Leuven (2010-2013). He holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2010) and law degrees (LL.B., 2007, LL.M., 2009, summa cum laude) as well as a PhD in law (2013) from KU Leuven.

Pricing Algorithms Aren’t Colluding, Yet

Axel Gautier, Ashwin Ittoo, and Pieter van Cleynenbreugel write that the practice of pricing algorithms tacitly colluding remains theoretical for now, and technological obstacles render it very unlikely in the short term. However, regulators must still prepare for a future in which artificial intelligence achieves the necessary sophistication to collude.

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