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8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: Digital Platforms – The New Network Industries? How to regulate them?

On 20 – 21st June 2019 the Florence School of Regulation hosted its 8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures, the annual event coordinated by FSR-Transport, […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

7.06.2019

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 2-Current Issues in Turkish Network Industries

In Turkey, following the economic crisis in 2001, comprehensive market-based reforms were launched in several sectors, including the network industries, such as telecommunications, electricity, and […] read more

Network Industries

Pierpaolo Settembri, ‘If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere’ – Online platforms meet the European Union

The working paper ‘If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere’ – Online platforms meet the European Union‘ is authored by Pierpaolo Settembri […] read more

Network Industries

Andriychuk, O. “Fighting Fire with Fire. On the Role of Internet Service Providers in Restoring Competition in Online Platforms”

The paper “Fighting Fire with Fire. On the Role of Internet Service Providers in Restoring Competition in Online Platforms” (Andriychuk, O.) will be presented at the 8th Conference […] read more

Network Industries

Ducuing, C. “Conceptualizing digital infrastructure: a study of data sharing legal regimes in the field of network industries”

The paper “Conceptualizing digital infrastructure: a study of data sharing legal regimes in the field of network industries” (Ducuing, C.) will be presented at the 8th Conference on […] read more

Network Industries

Bostoen, F. “Are online platforms the new utilities—and should they be regulated as such? Inspiration from over 100 years of telecommunications regulation”

The paper “Are online platforms the new utilities—and should they be regulated as such? Inspiration from over 100 years of telecommunications regulation” (Bostoen, F.) will be presented […] read more

Network Industries

Heim, M., Nikolic, I.* “A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms”

The paper “A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms” (Heim, M., Nikolic, I.*) will be presented at the 8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (20-21 June, […] read more

Network Industries

Mathew, B. “Why now, a proposal to tax digital activities?”

The paper “Why now, a proposal to tax digital activities?” (Mathew, B.) will be presented at the 8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (20-21 June, 2019).  […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

13.03.2019

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 1 – Regulation of the Railway Industry

Across the world, railways are poised to face new challenges, as all transport modes are transformed by technological innovations, liberalisation, competition with other modes of […] read more

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8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: Digital Platforms – The New Network Industries? How to regulate them?

- Network Industries

On 20 – 21st June 2019 the Florence School of Regulation hosted its 8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures, the annual event coordinated by FSR-Transport, which brings together all FSR Areas.

This two-day conference gathered academics including PhD students, PostDocs and assistant/associate/full Professors, as well as academically minded practitioners for interactive thematic sessions aimed at identifying the key challenges of digitalisation for traditional network industries; discovering various regulatory approaches to platforms and determining benefit scenarios for consumers and to the platforms themselves.

FSR-Transport Director Matthias Finger concluded the conference by outlining three key takeaways, or ‘digitalisation’ discourses, which emerged from the discussions, namely:

  • Digitalisation as an enabler to liberalisation
  • Consumer protection and welfare as key considerations in digitalisation regulation
  • Digitalisation as a new ‘infrastructure’ itself

For further background information and the final agenda of the conference click here

We would like to thank all participants for travelling to Florence and contributing to a lively debate.

In the meantime, we are happy to announce that the 9th edition of the Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures will focus on ‘Sector Coupling’ and will take place on 25-26th June 2020 in Florence. Keep an eye on the FSR-Transport website for further information in the coming months.   

Conference Participants, 20th June 2019, Florence