Maurice Stucke, a professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and a former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, recently received a 2016 Antitrust Writing Award for a legal article regarding artificial intelligence.
The article, “Artificial Intelligence & Collusion: When Computers Inhibit Competition”—co-authored with Oxford University Faculty of Law Professor Ariel Ezrachi—discusses the challenging legal and ethical questions that are emerging as artificial intelligence development and implementation throughout society continues to develop at an accelerating rate.
Artificial intelligence is “set to change the competitive landscape and the nature of competitive restraints,” Stucke and Ezrachi write. “We are shifting from the world where executives expressly collude in smoke-filled hotel rooms to a world where pricing algorithms continually monitor and adjust to each other’s prices and market data.”
Stucke and Ezrachi have frequently collaborated on intersectional issues concerning law and technology. In October 2015, both were invited by the United Kingdom’s House of Lords to submit comments related to its hearing “Online Platforms and the EU Digital Single Market.”
Stucke and Ezrachi will be featured in a video on the Antitrust Writing Awards website. The selection process involved a review of all submissions by more than fifty international antitrust experts.
Organized by the Concurrences Review and the George Washington University Law School Competition Center, the aim of the Antitrust Writing Awards is to promote competition scholarship and to contribute to competition advocacy. In addition to awards for the best academic articles, there are awards for the best business articles, the best soft laws, and the best newsletters.