Digitalisation has brought several profound changes to a number of markets across all sectors of the economy. Our ‘Sectoral Challenges in the Digital Economy’ online course adopts a multi-disciplinary (mainly legal and economic) approach to provide you with expert insights into the challenges posed by the digital economy in a selected set of sectors, which constitute a core economic activity of Big Tech. Over six weeks, you will learn about competition and regulatory responses that have been and are being adopted by competition and regulatory authorities across a different set of jurisdictions with a focus on:
Sector-focused weeks will be preceded by an introductory week (Week 1, 31 May-4 June), during which you will cover, at your own pace, the fundamentals of digital markets.
Each weekly module consists of dedicated reading materials, self-evaluation assessments, discussions, complementary mini-video lectures and an interactive live class. Recordings will be available shortly after each live class. Throughout the duration of the course, participants will be able to interact with each other and as well as with the instructors. At the end of the course, individual feedback will be provided to those participants who deliver the final assignment, i.e. short essay on a choice of topics related to the weekly modules, which represents a requirement for obtaining the Level 2 Certificate.
The online course is delivered on an online platform where you can meet and interact with academics, who are outstanding experts in their field.
The course is organised by the Florence School of Regulation Communications and Media (FSR C&M), and the Florence Competition Programme (FCP), two programmes based at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI). These programmes provide state-of-the-art training for practitioners, carry out analytical and empirical research, and promote informed discussions on key policy issues in regulation and competition. Their flagship activity is the Joint Annual Training “Competition & Regulation for the Digital Era”.
This course represents the Annual Training’s third and last block of the 2020/2021 academic year.
Participants are invited to attend the Florence Competition Summer Conference, an event aimed at debating the growing interaction of competition policy and sector regulation in relation to the remedies imposed on digital platforms. The Conference will take place on June 24th-25th; it will be broadcast via Zoom, with the only exception of the last session. Participation is free of charge.
Week 1 – Orientation (Introductory Week), by Pier Luigi Parcu
31 May – 4 June
Week 2 – Online Advertising and Search Engine Markets, by Anna Barker
7 June – 11 June
Week 3 – Social Networks, by Anne Witt
14 June – 18 June
Week 4 – Sharing Economy, by Juan José Montero
21 June – 25 June
Week 5 – Apps and Video Games, by Tobias Kretschmer
28 June – 2 July
Week 6 – Cloud Computing, by Björn Lundqvist
5 July – 9 July
Deadline individual assignment delivery
23 July 2021
Feedback to individual assignment and certificate delivery
Second week of September
The course is designed for professionals interested in gaining in-depth knowledge over a short period of time, with a background in law or economics, including:
At the end of the course, participants can earn a certificate depending on their level of engagement and performance throughout the course.
Level 1: Certificate of Attendance
Awarded to all participants upon receipt of the fee payment, to be submitted before the course starts
Level 2: Certificate of Excellence
Awarded to participants who complete the weekly assignments on time, take part in most of the live classes as well as group discussions (3 out of 5) and deliver the final assignment by the prescribed deadline.
EUR 1000: General course fee
EUR 700: Discounted fee for representatives of FSR C&M and FCP donors, officials from public bodies and academics
Group enrollment registration: For information regarding the fee applicable to groups (consisting of at least five people from the same firm or institution), please contact Silvia.Solidoro@eui.eu and Alessandra.Caldini@eui.eu
Paid registration fee is non-refundable
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