Assessing the market power of digital platforms

Date: 
08/05/2019 - 14:00 to 17:30
Venue: 
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

This event is sold out!

This event will present and discuss the policy recommendations of a new CERRE report: ‘Market Definition and Market Power in the Platform Economy’.

Over the past decades, the amount of research on the competitive mechanics of online platforms has significantly risen. However, compelling solutions for measuring market power in digital platform markets from a competition policy and regulatory perspective are still lacking.

This report led by CERRE Research Fellow Prof. Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim) and Prof. Jens-Uwe Franck (University of Mannheim) provides a major contribution to the ongoing policy discussions around competition and regulation of online platforms and the issue of measuring market power in this sector.

Join key actors from the digital sector, including representatives of online platforms, telecom operators, regulatory authorities, policymakers and academic experts for an afternoon of debate on this highly relevant and timely matter.

 

 

13:30

Registration

14:00

Chairman's welcome & introduction

 

Alexandre de Streel 

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, University of Namur

14:10

Presentation of the CERRE report 

 

Jens-Uwe Franck

Professor of Law,
University of Mannheim

 

 


Martin Peitz

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim

 

14:30

Panel discussion: 'How to define markets in the platform economy?'

15:30

Coffee break

16:00 

Panel discussion: 'How  important are market shares for market power & what alternative indicators?'

17:00

Conclusions
 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

 

Discussants

 

Paul Belleflamme

Professor of Economics,
UCLouvain

 

 


Wim De Rynck

Director, Regulatory Markets & Developments,
Proximus

 

 


Conor Flanagan

Economic Advisor,
Ofcom

 

 


Jean Gonié

Director, EU Public Policy,
Snap

 

 


Grania Holzwarth

Legal Counsel,  
Deutsche Telekom

 

 


Gábor Koltay

Economist, Chief Economist Team,
DG COMP, European Commission

 

 


Carel Maske

Senior Attorney,
Microsoft

 

 


Bart Noé

Senior Strategy Advisor,
Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets

 

 

 

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 14.00-17.30,
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

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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