DEBATE | Competition rules for Big Tech and the digital economy

Date: 
11/06/2020 - 14:00
Venue: 
WEBINAR

As the European Commission is evaluating whether its competition rules are fit for the digital age, CERRE hosted a live debate for the launch of Nicolas Petit’s new book: “Big Tech and the Digital Economy – The Moligopoly Scenario” (OUP, July 2020). 

 

During this webinar, Professor Petit (Joint Chair in Competition Law at the European University Institute and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies) presented his new book and debated competition rules in the digital age with the President of the French Competition Authority, Isabelle de Silva, and CERRE’s Joint Academic Director, Professor Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur).

The book challenges policymakers' approach to Big Tech’s regulation. It proposes to channel competition policy and market regulation toward certain types of markets that have tipped, and where competitive pressure is insufficient to incentivise digital firms to compete in untipped markets. Professor Petit considers that mainstream competition theory and antitrust tools are conceptually and methodologically inadequate to properly address the dynamics of the digital economy markets as they do not capture the existence and intensity of the multi-dimensional rivalry between technology firms.

Professor Petit is also Invited Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, and a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. He was previously a panel member with the Belgian competition authority. He is the co-author of EU Competition Law and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the author of Droit européen de la concurrence (Domat Montchrestien, 2013 and 2018).

The Book of Professor Petit will be out in July 2020. If you want to order it, you can use promotion code ALAUTHC4 at checkout to receive a 30% discount when purchasing a copy of the book from the OUP website: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/big-tech-and-the-digital-economy-9780198837701?promocode=ALAUTHC4

14:00

Welcome & introduction
 

Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of EU Law, University of Namur

 

14:05

Presentation | “Big Tech and the Digital Economy – The Moligopoly Scenario” (OUP, July 2020)
 

Nicolas Petit

Joint Chair in Competition Law, European University Institute & Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies
Invited Professor, College of Europe
 
14:25
Debate 'Competition rules in the digital age – where do we stand?' & Q&A with the audience
 

Isabelle de Silva

President
French Competition Authority

 

 

Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of EU Law, University of Namur

 

 

Nicolas Petit

Joint Chair in Competition Law, European University Institute & Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies
Invited Professor, College of Europe

 

15:15
End

Thursday 11 June 2020, 14.00-14.00,
WEBINAR

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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