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15 years of cartel leniency policy

On December 6, 2017, Paul de Bijl will participate in a panel debate on cartel leniency policy, organized by Utrecht University, Erasmus School of Law and the Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht. The event will take place in the Academiegebouw in Utrecht. The other panel members are Gijs van Midden (lawyer BarentsKrans) and Ruben Elkerbout (partner Stek lawyers). The panel will be moderated by Professor Judith van Erp.

Panel "Taming the Big Five"

On November 2, Paul de Bijl participates in a panel "Taming the big five", on the impact and regulation of the big internet companies on society (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook). The panel session takes place at the Nederlandse Economendag at DNB (Amsterdam). Other panel members are: professor Eric van Damme (Tilburg University), Professor José van Dijck (President KNAW and UU), Thomas Faber (Ministry of Economic Affairs). It is chaired by Focco Vijselaar (chief economist Ministry of Economic Affairs).

Congress on foreign takeovers in vital sectors

On October 12, Paul de Bijl will participate in a panel debate at a congress on ownership, control rights and the (un)desirability of foreign takeovers in vital infrastructures, at the National Academy for Finance and Economics (The Hague). Other panel members are Professor Saskia Lavrijssen (Tilburg University), Professor Bas de Jong (Radboud University) and Focco Vijselaar (chief economist Ministry of Economic Affairs).

FinTech, public interests and the payment system

On September 7, 2017, ESB Dossier "Innovatie in betalen" was published. It includes an article by Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics and Utrecht University) and Michiel van Leuvensteijn (ACM), "De invloed van fintech op publieke belangen in het betalingsverkeer". The article is available here.

The energy transition and the relevance of shareholders

On August 14, 2017, the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad published an op-ed by Paul de Bijl (in Dutch) on the relevance of shareholders in the energy sector. The energy transition is complex and has a large impact, while outcomes are uncertain. Therefore the signature of shareholders matters. Ownership changes call for a careful and thorough deliberation. See also the study by Radicand Economics (in Dutch) on this topic.

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