The commitment of the International Relations Office at ETSII is to promote interchange of Students and Staff with the leading academic Engineering Institutions all over the world. Internationalization is one of the strategic principles of the ETSII, within a labor market context, where Engineers are professionals susceptible to develop their careers globally.

International experience is considered a valued skill from the part of employers, and the ETSII provides different possibilities to acquire it, with the numerous partners, and a 30 years old interchange expertise. Nowadays close to 50% of ETSII last year students, develop part of their studies out of Spain.


Webinar DIGITAL MARKETS & REGULATION 17 December 2020 h. 15.00 (CET)


17 December 2020
h. 15.00 (CET)

The relationship between regulation and innovation – intended both in organizational and technological terms – has always been particularly problematic. This is even more true in the case of digital platforms, i.e. those new hybrid animals which appeared in recent years in a wide array of sectors giving rise to major competition and regulatory issues.

The growing market power of Platforms through network effects and their role of gatekeepers have posed new challenges to regulation, and public institutions struggle to keep pace with the development of digital markets.
Some signs of advancement come from the EU, which is elaborating a comprehensive regulatory framework (the so-called Digital Services Act, expected in a proposal form at the end of 2020) aimed at introducing a new ex ante competition policy tool together with other innovative instruments to tame abuse against consumers and competitors. Meanwhile, in the US with the “Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets”, the Antitrust Commission of the Parliament has suggested the need to break up the Big Tech.

Furthermore, the EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced interesting novelties concerning the right to collectively bargain, which will be presumably extended also to self-employed workers, thus addressing the unbalance of power between labour and capital in the context of digital markets.

The webinar will focus on the recent and expected evolution of antitrust policies and regulation of platform economy, highlighting strengths, weaknesses and opportunities and providing a comparative analysis of the dynamics emerging in particular in the Western world, with a close look at the EU and the US.

The webinar will also be an opportunity to present the

Turin School of Regulation
Observatory on digital markets & platform regulation.


Meltem Bağiş Akkaya Turkish Competition Authority
Franco BecchisTurin School of Regulation
Vera Demary German Economic Institute (IW)
Juliet Schor Boston College

Working language: English

Participation is FREE upon registration.

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Publicado el Tuesday, 8 de December de 2020