Publication on digital platforms as market authorities

Recently published: an article on digital platforms as market authorities (in Dutch), in TPEdigitaal, by Werner Gelijn (Ministry of Economics Affairs and Climate) and Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics and Ngrane). What should governments do when platforms act as market authorities over the markets they create? To what extent are platforms responsible for the behavior of the users of their platforms? In case of problems, there may be a reason for government intervention, through existing or new principles and legislation. The article is available here.

Roundtable for regulators on non-monetary price markets

On June 5, 2019, Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics and Ngrane) will speak at a Roundtable for regulators on the monitoring and regulation of non-monetary price markets, the Facebook decision of the German Bundeskartellamt and the joint action of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network against Facebook’s terms and conditions. The event takes place at the premises of the European Policy Centre in Brussels. Participation is limited to regulatory authorities. The agenda for the meeting is available here.

Digital Strategy and Transformation / Executive MBA in Business & IT

On May 6, 2019, Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics and Ngrane) and Nicolai van Gorp (e-Conomics and Ngrane) will give lectures on digital platforms in the module Digital Strategy and Transformation of the Modular Executive MBA in Business & IT. at Nyenrode Business University. The lectures deal with business models based on digital platforms, revenue models, and the changing nature of competition. The participants will work on cases in B2B, health care and consulting services.

Evaluation of the Dutch Healthcare Authority 2014-2017

On March 21, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport submitted the evaluation of the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) to Parliament. Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics) was a member of the team of Andersson Elffers Felix that carried out this evaluation (as well as the preceding evaluation).

Digital platform business models: partnership with Ngrane!

Radicand Economics and e-Conomics just set up a cooperation with Ngrane in Amsterdam! Radicand Economics and e-Conomics already cooperate in several projects. For instance, we developed a workshop to translate ideas for new business models into a digital platform and revenue model. Ngrane designs and builds platforms and digital products for business growth (among their customers are Independer, Nike, municipality of Amsterdam and TMG). From now on, we will be carrying out our workshops under the Ngrane brand. This provides customers with the add-on option to go from an idea to a business model, to a working prototype in a 1-2 week design sprint. For more information see the Ngrane blog. (March 12, 2019)

Our activities in the fields of competition policy, regulation and public policy will, as before, be carried out by Radicand Economics.

What we do

Radicand Economics provides trusted economic consulting services to firms, policy makers, market authorities and regulators on competition policy, economic regulation, supervision and public policy. Provides leadership and builds connections in difficult and sensitive projects. Radicand Economics also provides tailor-made executive courses.

What sets us apart

  • Profound economic expertise — connected to state-of-art academic insights;

  • Extensive experience with economic policy and strategy consulting;

  • Antenna for considerations and paradigms employed by government officials and policy makers;

  • Preeminently equipped to chart a course and stick to it — builds and provides trust in the overall process.

About the name

The name stands for our profound experience and expertise: in mathematical expression √x, the value "x" is called the radicand — the thing we are finding the root of.

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