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LIVE DEBATE | Competition rules for Big Tech and the digital economy

There is no registration needed. The session will be live-streamed on CERRE's YouTube channel. All participants will be able to ask live questions via sli.do on the day.

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

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

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).


11 Jun 2020 @ 02:00 pm

11 Jun 2020 @ 03:30 pm

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

Timezone: GMT +1:00


Online Webinar

Organised by

The Centre on Regulation in Europe

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