Regulating Digital Platforms: Competition Policy v. Ex-Ante Regulation
Digitalisation has brought several profound changes to most sectors of the economy. Our online course adopts a multi-disciplinary (legal, economic, engineering) approach to provide you with expert insights into the challenges posed by the digital economy in the sectors that constitute a core economic activity of Big Tech.
Over the course of five weeks, you will learn about the business models and competitive dynamics in these digital markets as well as competition and regulatory responses that have been and are being adopted by competition and regulatory authorities across a different set of jurisdictions.
The course is open to officials from public bodies and international organisations; policy- and decision-makers; lawyers, professionals from the industry and academics.
Each module will consist of dedicated reading materials, self-evaluation assessments, group works, a forum of discussions, videos, and a weekly, interactive live class.
Organised in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Any question about the course? Contact the Course Facilitator
I found this course very informative, relevant and well-conducted. The faculty was superb, and interacting with fellow digital platform regulation enthusiasts from across the globe was the icing on the cake!
Dr Archana G. Gulati
Digital Policy Expert
7 June 2023 – Live lecture #1:
Welcome class. Pier Luigi Parcu and Anna Ferrari
Keynote speech: Antitrust and Ex-Ante Regulation of Digital Platforms on the Two Sides of the Atlantic. Antonio Capobianco, Acting Head of the OECD Competition Division
9 June 2023 – Live lecture #2:
Search Engine Markets + Group Work / Case Study. Inge Graef, University of Tilburg
14 June 2023 – Live lecture #3 E-commerce + Group Work / Case Study. Sabine Zigelski, Bundeskartellamt
During week 3, participants in the course can join the Florence Digitalisation Summer Conference free of charge, online or in person.
20 June 2023 – Live lecture #4: Cloud computing + Group Work / Case Study. Scott Marcus, Bruegel
[Optional] 22 and 23 June 2023, 09:30 – 17:00 Florence Digitalisation Summer Conference on ‘Global Data Governance’, jointly organised with OECD Secretariat. (EUI campus in Florence + Zoom)
28 June 2023 – Live lecture #5: Social Networks + Group Work / Case Study. Anne Witt, EDHEC Business School
5 July 2023 – Live lecture # 6: Apps and Video Games + Group Work / Case Study. Gaetano Dimita, Queen Mary University of London
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- Updated on: Jun 07, 2023
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The course provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategic perspective needed to navigate the complex regulatory landscape surrounding digital platforms. By completing the course, participants will:
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape governing digital platforms;
- Learn about the different business models of digital platforms;
- Analyse how different regulatory frameworks can impact the business models, growth strategies, and profitability of digital platforms;
- Understand emerging trends and evolving regulatory frameworks and learn how to anticipate and respond to regulatory change;
- Have an excellent opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, and collaborating with peer professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries;
The online course is delivered on an online platform where participants can meet and interact with instructors.
The training adopts a multidisciplinary approach, allowing participants to gain a combination of theoretical and practical skills whilst promoting creative thinking.
Each module consists of dedicated reading materials, self-evaluation assessments, discussions, complementary video lectures, and interactive live classes. Recordings will be available shortly after each live class.
The course is designed for professionals interested in gaining in-depth knowledge over a short period of time. Prospective participants include:
- Officials from National Competition Authorities (NCAs), National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and other public institutions
- In-house lawyers and legal counsels
- Economic consultants
- Policy and decision-makers
Continuing Professional Development
This course’s final certificate is valid to obtain up to 16 training credits for lawyers in Belgium and France. In Italy, it awards up to 12 training credits (2 credits for each module).
It is also eligible to provide training credits for lawyers from Germany, Austria and Ireland.
If you need assistance in liaising with your bar association for accreditation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly assist with the process.
At the end of the course, participants can earn two types of certificates depending on their level of engagement and performance throughout the course.
Level 1: Certificate of Attendance
Awarded to all participants.
Level 2: Certificate of Excellence
Awarded to participants who complete the weekly assignments on time and take an active part in most of the live classes (at least 4 out of 5) as well as group discussions.
General course fees: 1500 €
National Regulatory Authorities, National Competition Authorities, and donors of the Centre for a Digital Society: 1200 €
Post-graduate students: 1000 €
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Please note that the course fees will not be reimbursed in case of cancellation after the course start.