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Should We Be Concerned That Data and Algorithms Will Soften Competition?

Paul A. Johnson
May 19, 2017
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Firms are using new types of data in different and creative ways. With new technology, data can differ in size, scope, and focus. In this article, Paul Johnson looks at two questions: whether firms are likely to have their own incentives and abilities changed in a way that will soften competition and whether such softening should gain attention from antitrust authorities.