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March 14, 2022

Trade in Knowledge and Cross-Border Data Flows: A Look at Emerging Digital Regulatory Issues

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.

March 1, 2022

Writing the Rules: Redefining Norms of Global Digital Governance

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

Algorithmic Antitrust

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

Two Meanings of Dynamic Competition

Conference paper in “The Meaning of Competition in the Digital Age,” edited by Victoria Hewson (London: IEA, December 2021).

December 13, 2021

Populism and the Economics of Antitrust

The new antitrust populism currently prevailing in competition matters epitomizes the characteristics of both the economic and political aspects of populism.

November 16, 2021

For a Free and Fair Competition in Cloud Computing

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

China’s “Innovation Mercantilism” Reduces the Rate of Global Innovation

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

Cross-Border Data Policy: Opportunities and Challenges

Countries that value a rules-based global digital economy need to come together to enact new global data-management rules.

April 30, 2021

Precautionary Antitrust: A Precautionary Tale in European Competition Policy

The new approach advocated by the European Commission for competition enforcement towards digital markets illustrates a preference for precaution.

December 21, 2020

Use of Technologies in Trade: AI and Policy Considerations

The growing role of AI in trade and the long-term implications of divergent regulatory frameworks will likely affect economic productivity and innovation.

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