EU tech

December 1, 2018

Paranoid Android. Everything the Commission Got Wrong in Its War on Google

The Commission’s decision to fine Google for unfair practice was based on a misunderstanding of the Android ecosystem and a mistaken definition of the relevant market. This allowed Google’s activities to be wrongly cast as those of a monopoly abusing its position.
October 1, 2018

Regulating the New Media Economy

The new media economy operates differently from other industries when it comes to regulation. The marginal costs of technological giants mean that their interactions are distinct from other industries where governments try to prevent cartels from occurring.
November 1, 2017

Fair and Efficient? On the EC’s Proposals for Corporate Tax Reform in the Digital Single Market

n the wake of the Ecofin meeting that took place in Tallinn on September 15-16, the European Commission published a communication on “A Fair and Efficient Tax System in the European Union for the Digital Single Market” — code for “How to extract more tax revenue from multinational digital companies”.
November 1, 2016

Google Shopping: the Arguments Revisited

The arguments on which the various competition cases against Google are being fought involve core features of economic interaction in multi-sided digital markets. As such, the final outcome will have a long-standing impact on platform innovation in the EU.
June 1, 2015

Position: Digital Single Market Proposals

The digital revolution is increasingly making barriers to access, trade and innovation obsolete. Remaining obstacles to more efficient exchange of digital goods and services across the EU must be examined in this context. It is very likely that a continued open environment to innovation will be the most effective way to remove whatever barriers still exist. In general, the bias should be against new regulation.