Since around the turn of the century, competition case law and research in industrial organisation have yielded numerous insights into the operations and optimal regulations of platforms. With the introduction of new policies like the Digital Markets Act, new opportunities emerge to engage in comprehensive discussions about how recent research in platform economics and effective policy strategies to manage the ‘big techs’ can move forward in symbiosis.
Numerous new questions continue to arise that both academics and policymakers can help to address. For example, what is the effect of exclusive vertical relations within platforms on the competitive landscape? How can different platform models help contribute to fair competition? What academic insights can assist regulators in their role of ensuring a delicate balance between social objectives such as fostering openness, encouraging collaboration, ensuring fair competition, and upholding the principles of privacy protection? And what new policy concerns can inspire and benefit from further academic research? These and other questions will be addressed during this day-long workshop.
Please note that the workshop is solely for academics and policymakers working in the area of platform economics. Our purpose is to create an environment suitable for an open exchange of ideas. Registration is personal and cannot be extended without approval of the organisers.
You can register to attend by filling out the registration form.