CONFERENCES: SOCIETY - DEMOCRACY - ONLINE MARKETS - OFFLINE WELFARE EFFECTS

I. Editorial (Online markets and offline welfare effects: The Internet, competition, society and democracy - Oxford, 22 May 2017)

On 22 May 2017, the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy (“CCLP”) hosted a conference on “Online markets and offline welfare effects – The Internet, competition, society and democracy.” This collection gathers nine contributions from speakers of the event—outlining the key points made in their presentations and additional thoughts about the challenges presented by online markets, big data and big data analytics, and the role for competition law enforcement.

1. On 22 May 2017, the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy (“CCLP”) hosted a conference on “Online markets and offline welfare effects – The Internet, competition, society and democracy.” The event brought together more than 170 delegates from academia, practice, industry, enforcement agencies and judiciaries, to discuss the changing dynamics of competition. Representatives from the press attended as well, reporting both during the event and in subsequent days. 2. The stimulating discussions focused on the changing technological landscape and market dynamics, and how these may affect competition and welfare. Themes discussed included the scope of competition enforcement, the role of disruptive innovation, whether privacy forms one of the values protected by

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Ariel Ezrachi, I. Editorial (Online markets and offline welfare effects: The Internet, competition, society and democracy - Oxford, 22 May 2017), September 2017, Concurrences Review N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84698, www.concurrences.com

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