16th Sadli Lecture. Competition policy in the age of algorithms: challenges for Indonesia

Crawford School of Public Policy | Indonesia Project

Event details

Indonesia Study Group

Date & time

Thursday 19 May 2022




Dr Cassey Lee (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute)


Kate McLinton

The confluence of technological innovations in computation and communications has expanded the scope and increased the intensity of algorithmic applications in markets. Policymakers and regulators are increasingly concerned about abuse of dominance in concentrated markets driven by digital platforms with network effects as well as tacit collusion amongst sellers using algorithms to set prices and quantities. However, assessing and addressing anti-competitive business practices, especially those that are driven by computer algorithms, are difficult. This online seminar will discuss challenges in competition policy in the age of algorithms, and what public policy responses are needed in Indonesia.

16th Sadli Lecture Speaker: Cassey Lee, PhD (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore)

Keynote Speaker: Dr Chandra Setiawan, PhD (Indonesia Competition Commision/KPPU)

Discussants: Lili Yan Ing, PhD (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia/ERIA) and Chaikal Nuryakin, PhD (LPEM FEB UI)

About the Sadli Lecture The Sadli Lecture in Economic Policy is convened annually by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI) and ANU Indonesia Project since 2007 in honour of the late Professor Mohammad Sadli, one of Indonesia’s most influential economists of his generation. The Lecture will be published in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES) Indonesia in Comparative Perspective series

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