Executive course Digital Platforms
On March 13, 2019, a new edition of our 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.
Article on regulation of digital platforms
On December 20, 2018, the Dutch professional journal for economists ESB published an article on regulation of digital platforms by Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics) and Nicolai van Gorp (e-Conomics). It is available here: ESB (in Dutch).
Invited lecture on digital platforms and markets
On December 6, 2018, Paul de Bijl gave a lecture on digital platforms and markets at the regular board meeting for secretary-general, director-generals and directors, at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
Kick-off VNO-NCW's Taskforce on the Platform Economy
On November 22, 2018, VNO-NCW (Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers) organized the kick-off of a series of meetings of its Taskforce on the Platform Economy. Paul de Bijl gave a presentation on strategic policy issues related to digitalization and digital platforms. The meeting, chaired by the general manager of Microsoft Nederland, was attended by CEOs and general managers from various sectors, ranging from ICT to temping agencies.
Digital Strategy and Transformation / Executive MBA in Business & IT
On November 7-8, 2018, Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics) and Nicolai van Gorp (e-Conomics) 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, applied in a case on "Autonomous Driving" and "Mobility as a Service".
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).
Annual Conference on developments in competition law
On October 4, 2018, the Annual Conference on Developments in Competition Law will take place. Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics) will participate in a panel debate on online platforms, together with Anne-Claire Hoyng (Booking.com), Freek Bruggert (ACM), and Janneke Kohlen (Bird & Bird). Berend Reuder (Stek Advocaten) will act as moderator.
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.