Competition Policy Events

The primary activity of the Competition Policy RPN is to organize workshops and conferences that bring together leading academics, enforcers, and policymakers to discuss topical policy questions in antitrust and regulation. Upcoming and past events can be found below. 

Participation in any event organized by the CEPR Competition Policy RPN requires adherence to the RPN’s disclosure policies. Disclosures for the moderators and panelists of events can be found here

Past events (most recent first):  

  • RPN Discussion Event on App Stores

1 November 2021, Zoom Discussion, 17:00 - 19:00 CET

Our 2nd event dug into the ongoing policy debate around the competitive effects of App Stores. The agenda included: 

    • Epic vs Apple California litigation; highlights of the recent judgment.  (Caffarra)
    • Economic theories of App Stores:  what drives differences in recent models’ predictions. (Etro and Rey)
    • An agency perspective on the issues surrounding App Stores.  (Walker)
    • An industry perspective of the issues surrounding App Stores.  (Vittorio Bertola, Head of Policy and Innovation at Open-Xchange)

This discussion was held under Chathan House Rule and so there is no public video recording available. 

  • Privacy & Antitrust: "Integration", not just "Intersection" 

17 June 2021, Online Panel Discussions, 16:00-19:00 CET

The newly launched CEPR Competition Policy RPN organized two panel disucussions between senior antitrust regulators, privacy experts, and economists.  In the first panel, privacy and data protection experts discussed some key insights for antitrust enforcers.  The second panel discussed with antitrust leaders how these ideas are progressing in practice.

Further information and recordings of the two panels can be accessed here.

Upcoming events: 

  • Regulating ecommerce platforms? Economics and Policy 

    •   17 February 2022, 16:30 - 18:30 CET
    • Public event to be co-organized with MaCCI. Program and registration details available here
  • Competition and privacy: Where are we?  Assessing progress since our inaugural event
    • Planned for Spring/Summer 2022
  • How can we help regulators develop a well-founded exploitation case instead of the usual foreclosure? 
    • Planned for Summer/Fall 2022
  • Can digital regulation help foster competition in durable digital platform markets?  What are the right models?  Web 3, Next Generation Internet, and more
    • Planned for Fall 2022/Winter 2023