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BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017

June 01, 2017
Time 09:45–17:00
WZB Reichpietschufer 50, Room A300 10785 Berlin
Notes Online registration is now open until all seats are filled.

BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017

Topic:Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: Algorithms and Platform Competition

The tremendous growth of digital transactions –mainly through online platforms— has profoundly affected the way we interact and has opened vast opportunities to improve our lives. The disruptive impact of this process is driven by one core feature: its ability to reduce inefficiencies. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were simply too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. At the same time, network effects in platform business models have brought market power concerns back to the front stage. Who reaps the largest benefits and profits in super-efficient online markets? Consumers? Innovative firms? Incumbent firms? This conference aims to tackle these questions and discuss the need for and appropriateness of policy interventions in such quickly evolving markets. We especially will focus on regulatory issues related to the development of sharing economy platforms and the increased use of algorithms.

Confirmed Speakers and Chairs

Oren Bar-Gill, William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard University
Michael Baye
, Bert Elwert Professor of Business Economics, Indiana University
Andrea Coscelli, Acting Chief Executive, UK Competition and Markets Authority
Amelia Fletcher, Professor of Competition Policy, Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia
Andreas Mundt, President, German Federal Cartel Office
Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, NYU
Maurice Stucke, Professor of Law, University of Tennessee
Catherine Tucker, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT
Thomas von Danwitz, Judge and President of Chamber, European Court of Justice