Prof Willem Boshoff, co-director of the CCLE, and Prof Lukasz Grzybowski from the University of Cape Town are organizing a workshop in Stellenbosch on competition policy and regulation in digital markets. The workshop is funded by Economic Research Southern Africa and will take place from 30 September to 1 October. Below is the call for papers:

Call for papers

A 2-day ERSA workshop will take place on 30th September and 1st October 2022 in Stellenbosch. During the workshop prominent academics working in the field of Industrial Organization and Digital Economics will provide short lectures on relevant competition and regulatory issues in digital markets. In the remaining time, workshop participants will present their research and discussion papers. We welcome theoretical, empirical as well as policy-oriented submissions to discuss recent contributions.

Topics of Interest

Digital Platforms – Media Markets – Advertising – Privacy – E-commerce – Digital Marketing – Regulation and Competition Policy of the Digital Economy – Economics of Big Data, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence – Intellectual Property Rights – ICT, Productivity and Growth – Innovation and Standards – Internet and Search – Net Neutrality –  Networks and Pricing – Telecommunications – Internet and Software Industries

Conference Details

No workshop fee will be charged. Economic Research South Africa (ERSA) will cover accommodation and travel expenses for South African participants.

Application deadline: 15 July 2022.

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