Economic Governance of Data-Driven Markets – Tilburg, the Netherlands

Tilburg University

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and the Governance and Regulation Chair (GovReg) at University Paris-Dauphine, PSL Research University, are organizing Workshop on Economic Governance of Data-driven Markets: Understanding and shaping the economic, social, legal, and political effects of datafication, to take place Oct. 12-13, 2017. The submission deadline (papers preferred) is May 14, 2017.

Specific Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • What types of markets are affected most by the rise of big data and algorithms, and what is the defining element of these markets?
  • How is the competitive process influenced by datafication? Would algorithms be able to oversee the competitive process?
  • How could social, legal or political institutions be affected by data-driven business models?
  • What exactly are problems stemming from limited privacy? Are mechanisms aimed at controlling privacy implementable given the reach of statistical inferences?
  • How may opinions and beliefs be shaped by algorithms and data-driven processes? Does the answer to this question have implications for the future of democracy, rule of law, collective governance capabilities, openness of (economic and political) competition?
  • Can the postulated negative effects on data-driven markets that were advanced by theoretical research be substantiated empirically?
  • Are there case studies that compare several types of governance structures — e.g. private vs. public; national vs. transnational — aimed at regulating industries that are transformed by big data?
  • How to deal with the attempts of governments — both democratic and authoritarian — in relying on digital services to monitor citizens and organizations of all kinds?

Hat tip: SSRN.

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Reference librarian, University of Washington School of Law