On this page, you will find all resources related to past events hosted by DMC Forum including recordings, recaps and various reports and working papers. 

The workshop revisits the concept of platform envelopment, the value creation nature of data aggregation and repurposing in the context of digital platform ecosystems as well as the potential role of data for platform monopolistic entrenchment, and the policy implications by discussing the following issues:

  • Whether / When does platform envelopment create data advantages and high entry barriers for competitors?
  • Whether / when / how data aggregation & platform envelopment is pro-competitive and pro-innovative?
  • Whether / When should data aggregation be restricted
  • What principles and criteria can we establish to assess / detect cases in which foreclosure due to data-based envelopment is more likely?

The workshop explores the different nature of digital markets and the role of heterogenous consumer preferences and multihoming for platform dominance, and competition and policy implications by discussing the following issues:

  • Which markets are subject to tipping? What evidence do we have?
  • Under what circumstances/factors is the market more likely to tip for a platform?
  • Is tipping the same as entrenchment?
  • When is tipping harmful to consumers?  
  • When is “ex ante” intervention from regulators suitable? What are the criteria for establishing when intervention is needed and for determining the scope of such intervention?

DMC Forum convenes leading scholars, policymakers and experts on platform competition and data infrastructure design to discuss the issues associated with the competitive dynamics in digital markets, the principles and criteria that should guide regulatory intervention, as well as the tradeoffs implied by some of the regulatory measures being proposed, and possible ways to move forward.

DMC Forum hosts its second digital event bringing together academic experts to discuss the role of data in the digital economy, the challenges with current data practices and the economic, innovation and competition impact of the proposed measures.