Tilburg Law and Economics Center
TILEC supports and stimulates research activities related to the economic regulation of markets by scholars associated with the Tilburg Law School and the Tilburg School of Economics and Management of Tilburg University.
By its scientific work, events and contract research, TILEC aims to belong to the top in Europe and to be recognized as a leading centre in its areas of activity also in the US.
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'Soft law in EU Competition Law and its Reception in Member States'
|13, 14 May Bergen, Norway||Seventh Competititon Law and Economics European Network workshop This 7th CLEEN workshop is hosted by Bergen Centre for Competition Law and Economics, Bergen. More on CLEEN|
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"Delays in Leniency Application"
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Workshop on Competition and Regulation of Media and Telecommunications
As part of the series of events for its 10th Anniversary, TILEC will host its 3rd Workshop on “Competition Policy and Regulation in Media and Telecommunications: Bridging Law and Economics” on 23 and 24 May 2013 in Tilburg. The goal of the workshop is to bring together EU and US academics working on media and communication-related issues and to foster interdisciplinary interaction between economists and lawyers. The workshop will feature sessions on such topics as “Media regulation”, “Internet regulation”, “Offline and online media bias”, “Media pluralism”, “Online search” and “Social media, online news and news aggregators”. Among keynote speakers Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota) will talk about whether quality of music has declined following the appearance of Internet and the loss in revenues of music majors, Shane Greenstein will discuss whether Wikipedia is biased, Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania) will discuss whether the link between modularity theory and Internet Policy and Lorna Woods (City University, London) will present the implications of the Article 10 ECHR case law on positive obligations regarding a pluralist media for universal service and access to the Internet. The program and more details about the conference are available on the workshop website. If you wish to participate, please register before 15 May.
Latest newsApril 2013
Two TILEC papers published in the latest issue of World Competition The latest (March 2013) issue of World Competition contains two law and economics papers written by TILEC members.
The first paper, entitled “Identifying two-sided markets”, by Lapo Filistrucchi, Damien Geradin and Eric van Damme, identifies the crucial elements that make a market two-sided and explains that two-sidedness is a matter of degree. Drawing from both economic theory and competition policy practice, it derives practical suggestions for the identification of the two-sided nature of a particular market.
The second , entitled “Market integration and economic efficiency at conflict? Commitments in the Swedish interconnectors case”, by Malgorzata Sadowska and Bert Willems, analyzes the European Commission’s commitment decision in the Svenska Kraftnät case, where the Swedish electricity operator was accused of having violated competition rules by limiting cross-border transmission capacity to relieve congestion within Sweden. It analyzes the economic effects of the alleged abuse and the remedy packages, stressing the various shortcomings that characterize the decision.
Optimal Health Insurance Coverage
Does the Market Choose Optimal Health Insurance Coverage? In a recent Discussion Paper, TILEC member Jan Boone addresses this question. He starts from the observation that consumers, when buying health insurance, do not know the exact value of each treatment that they buy coverage for.
Competition Law and Personal Data
With the advent of the Internet, and the development of new business models, a fast growing number of companies increasingly hold large amounts of personal data about their employees and their customers. Although the volume, but also the quality of the personal data acquired are key competitive differentiators in the Internet economy, the acquisition of large volumes of data by “first mover” providers may, however, raise barriers to entry and thus deprive users from the benefits of competition.
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