Seminar 'Big data, big platforms, big competition problems?'
On October 4, Paul de Bijl will participate in a panel debate at a seminar on big data and competition, organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Question for the debate are: What do data collection and ownership by internet companies imply for competition? Which instruments do policy makers and regulators need to protect competition and innovation? The seminar is a follow-up event to a research project on big data and competition commissioned by the Ministry, for which Paul acted as an economic expert.
Executive course on the Economics of Public Policy
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.
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;
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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.