Following our past events on the topic of antitrust concerns in zero price markets and on big data, digital platforms and market competition, this November we are hosting an event on antitrust concerns in the digital markets.
How should antitrust principles be applied in digital markets? Data-driven markets generate many challenges for the application of competition law. There is no agreement over which approach we should adopt with regard to issues such as: Market definition, the assessment of market power and the role of data in it, the impact of digitization of the economy on firms’ strategies, and investment incentives. In this event we will discuss the associated challenges as well as the role of competition policy in digital markets.
The registrations for this event are not open yet. This event will be livestreamed on this webpage at 13:00 CET. There is no need to register the livestream.
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Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow
Svend Albaek, Deputy Chief Economist, European Commission - DG COMP,
Cristina Caffarra, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice
Justus Haucap, Member of the Scientific Council
Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe
Deputy Chief Economist, European Commission - DG COMP,
Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice
Member of the Scientific Council
Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe
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