Article in Telecommunications Policy available online

The academic article "Race to the top: Does competition in the DSL market matter for fibre penetration?" by Helanya Fourie (Econex Consulting, South Africa) and Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics and Utrecht University School of Economics), published in Telecommunications Policy, is now available online. The publisher provides free access here until November 24, 2018.

Conference on digital platforms and the government

On October 12, 2018, Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics) will participate in a panel debate at the conference "Digital platforms and the government", which will take place at the National Academy for Finance and Economics (The Hague). Other panel members are Rob de Werd (Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations), Nicolai van Gorp (e-Conomics) and Paul Diederen (Rathenau Instituut).

Special issue Tijdschrift voor Toezicht on big data

The Dutch academic/professional journal Tijdschrift voor Toezicht published a special double issue on big data (editor Paul de Bijl; published on Sept. 28, 2018), with contributions from competition authority ACM, Dutch central bank DNB, consultants, lawyers, and academia.

Executive course on the Economics of Public Policy

On September 10, 2018, the executive course Economics of Public Policy will start. Paul de Bijl is teaching this course at the National Academy for Finance and Economics. Registration closed.

What's new about the platform economy?

How do companies like Facebook and Uber change our ways of economic interaction? Will their influence last? On June 12, Paul de Bijl will participate in a panel discussion on digital platforms in Café Restaurant Dauphine in Amsterdam. Other speakers are professor Koen Frenken (Utrecht University) and Hanneke Benaars (University of Amsterdam). Hella Hueck (Het Financieele Dagblad) moderates the discussion. For more information, see the website of ESB (event in Dutch).

Privacy, cybersecurity and public policy

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has asked Radicand Economics for a reflection on privacy, cybersecurity and the public interest. Such a reflection, in the light of digital trends, provides insight into options for public policy. The report was delivered in 2017 and is publicly available as of April 2018 (report in Dutch; download).

Round table Access to data

On April 10, 2018, Paul de Bijl will participate in a round table meeting on access to and ownership of data, at the Ministry of Economics Affairs and Climate Policy. This topic belongs to one of the themes of the national digital strategy, which several ministries are currently preparing as a means to realize its digital ambitions.

New executive course Digital Platforms

On March 14, 2018, the new executive course Digital Platforms will kick off. Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics) and Nicolai van Gorp (e-Conomics) developed this course for the National Academy for Finance and Economics (The Hague). The course zeroes in on digital platform business models, public policy and potential contributions of digital platforms to public goals. On the last day, the participants will work on a case.

Exploration of the future of public registration of antenna installations

At the request of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, KWINK Groep carried out an exploration of the future of the registration of antenna installations. Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics, also associate of KWINK Groep) reflected, from an economic perspective, on the (interim) findings, in particular regarding the legitimacy of public intervention and the public interests associated with the registration of antenna installations. The report (in Dutch) is available here, per January 22, 2018.

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