Student NameTirza Angerhofer
Faculty Mentor NameRoger Blair
CollegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Science
MajorInformation Systems
Research InterestsAntitrust Law, Algorithms
Hobbies and InterestsReading, Judo, Data Analysis, Economics

Research Project

Algorithmic Pricing, Tacit Collusion, and Antitrust Policy

Working with Dr. Blair, I will explore how algorithmic pricing is challenging current antitrust policy. Using game theory, folk theorem, and Chamberlin’s work, I will analyze how and why tacit collusion forms. These analyses will give me the insight needed to propose recommendations that will update current antitrust policy so that it can effectively mitigate tacit collusion, which is facilitated by algorithms, and the heavy price it would impose on social welfare.