Denkfabrik (Partner: BMAS)
14:00 - 15:15
Participatory Paradise
Eyes on the prize? Competition, capture and cooperation in the platform economy

Short thesis

The platform economy is restructuring markets, institutions and power. Governments, companies and society are starting to interact in new ways.


Is the existing toolbox of policy instruments in competition policy, data governance and infrastructure, or media regulation up to the task? Are platforms too powerful for markets to be competitive? Can we regulate platforms and at the same time keep incentives for innovation? Policy makers and researchers from the EU and the US discuss potential solutions for a digital policy agenda in the coming years.