The market power of big tech companies appears to grow day-by-day and they are arguably on their way to becoming the giant industrial monopolies of the past.
As their power grows, the activities of big tech companies are coming under increasing scrutiny from competition authorities across the globe.
How can we ensure that competition in the digital marketplace works properly? Can the existing competition tools be updated to effectively address the new challenges or does regulation of digital markets require a completely new framework?
Two prominent experts, one from private sector and another from regulatory sector, will give their opinion on the matter as well as tell you about the careers prospects as a competition economist.
You will be able to ask the experts questions about the future of big tech regulation and about working as an economic practitioner outside of academia.
This event will be a great opportunity to learn more about what competition economists in private and regulatory sectors do and explore whether working as a competition economist appeals to you.
About the Speakers:
Dr Adrian Majumdar is a Partner at RBB Economics. Adrian has been working on competition matters since 1995 and advised on some of the leading competition law cases in Europe.
He has published widely on nearly all aspects of competition economics and is a co-author of the textbook, UK Merger Control, 2016. Adrian completed his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University and his PhD at the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia.
Dr Mike Walker has been the Chief Economic Adviser at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) since September 2013.
Mike’s previous roles include being Vice President at Charles River Associates in London and Brussels, Director of Competition Policy at London Economics, a Senior Regulatory Economist with British Telecom and a Senior Associate at Lexecon Ltd. in London and Brussels.
He is also an academic at Kings College, London and the College of Europe in Bruges, and co-author of The Economics of EU Competition Law.
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