The ever-growing gap between technological innovation and domestic and international policy frameworks shows many policymakers are struggling to adapt rules and norms to the digital economy, which detracts from its potential benefits.
Books & Edited Volumes
March 14, 2022
March 1, 2022
This chapter examines China’s increasingly assertive efforts to influence international data governance, especially cross-border data flows, and promote its concept of “cyber sovereignty,” while also analyzing its restrictive approach to domestic data governance as the basis for its international advocacy efforts.
January 29, 2022
Over the last few years, many algorithm-driven companies in the digital economy have been investigated, prosecuted and fined, mostly for allegedly unfair algorithm design. Legislative proposals aim at regulating the way algorithms shape competition. Consequently, a so-called “algorithmic antitrust” theory and practice have also emerged.
December 23, 2021
Conference paper in “The Meaning of Competition in the Digital Age,” edited by Victoria Hewson (London: IEA, December 2021).
December 13, 2021
The new antitrust populism currently prevailing in competition matters epitomizes the characteristics of both the economic and political aspects of populism.
November 16, 2021
Cloud computing is essential for innovation and competitiveness, but France is lagging behind in its cloud adoption. To catch up, it would be more efficient and effective for France to protect consumers and promote competition with industry-led guidelines instead of rigid and onerous regulations such as the proposed Digital Markets Act.
October 7, 2021
Most analysis of China’s mercantilist economic and trade practices has focused on its impacts on production and jobs in affected countries. But the aperture needs to be widened to consider the effect on innovation outside of China.
September 29, 2021
Countries that value a rules-based global digital economy need to come together to enact new global data-management rules.
April 30, 2021
The new approach advocated by the European Commission for competition enforcement towards digital markets illustrates a preference for precaution.
December 21, 2020
The growing role of AI in trade and the long-term implications of divergent regulatory frameworks will likely affect economic productivity and innovation.