Executive teaching MBA Business & IT
On March 27, 2017, Paul de Bijl gave a session on the Economics of Digital Platforms, as part of the module Digital Strategy and Transformation (Modular Executive MBA in Business & IT) at Nyenrode Business University.
Public protection of critical infrastructures
Threats of acquisitions in sectors with critical infrastructures easily lead to calls for government intervention. What should policy makers do in such cases? On February 28, 2017, discussion platform Me Judice published a piece (in Dutch) on this topic by Paul de Bijl and Professor Saskia Lavrijssen (Tilburg University).
Digital technology and competition
On February 21, 2017, the Dutch competition and consumer authority ACM organizes a joint lecture on digital platforms. Professor Ariel Ezrachi (Oxford) gives a talk based on his book Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy. Paul de Bijl reflects on the impact of digital technology on competition (on invitation only).
Acquisitions in sectors with critical infrastructures
On February 20, 2017, the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad published an op-ed by Paul de Bijl and Professor Saskia Lavrijssen (Tilburg University) on a bill by the Minister of Economic Affairs to block acquisitions in sectors of critical importance for national security.
The future of the telecommunications sector
In the second quarter of 2017, DigiWorld Economic Journal will publish a special issue What does the future hold for telecoms? Editors: Paul de Bijl (Radicand Economics), Richard Feasey (Fronfraith Ltd), Denis Lescop (Télécom Ecole de Management) and Yves Gassot (iDATE). Deadline to submit papers: March 30, 2017 (call for papers).
Competition and public interests in the banking sector
On January 25 2017, Paul de Bijl will attend – as a member of the PhD Committee – the defense of PhD thesis Competition Law and Public Interests: Principles for resolving conflicts and an application to the banking sector, by Mart Kneepkens (ABN AMRO Bank), Utrecht University.
Public investments, contract theory and PPP
What is, based on economic insights, the optimal design and governance of public investments? In 2016, at the request of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Radicand Economics organized an expert session on public investments and produced a background document on this topic. The report (in Dutch) contains a survey of the economic literature on public investments, contract theory and public-private partnerships (PPP). Available on request through Radicand Economics (see contact information).
Legislation and regulation of Collective Management Organizations
Brief review by Consultancy.nl (January 5, 2017) of research by Andersson Elffers Felix (AEF), Radicand Economics and Utrecht University, "Evaluation of the Dutch legislation for the regulation of Collective Management Organisations" (in Dutch), commissioned by the Ministry of Security and Justice (published November 30, 2016).
Editorial Tijdschrift voor Toezicht
Published in Tijdschrift voor Toezicht (in Dutch): Editorial on contract theory, relating public supervision to the (im)possibility to implement public goals through contracting (nr. 3, 2016).
Evaluation of the Dutch legislation for the regulation of Collective Management Organisations
Utrecht University, Andersson Elffers Felix and Radicand Economics have evaluated, at the request of WODC and the Ministry of Security and Justice, the Dutch legislation for the regulation of Collective Management Organisations (CMOs). CMOs are organisations which are formally authorized to manage copyright or rights related to copyright on behalf of right holders. The report (in Dutch) is available, from November 30, 2016, through WODC. The Dutch Parliament will discuss the report in due course.