Competition in the digital age

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 04:00

Competition In The Digital Age

Explosive growth of the digital economy is helping global tech firms to reach astronomical market capitalizations. The apparent dominance of a handful of firms has prompted greater scrutiny of tech giants - and competition policy.

Can regulation reassert the importance of ensuring healthy competition? Join our upcoming webinar to learn the risks of misdirected policy responses and forgetting the consumer welfare principle. Experts of digital trade will discuss the challenges faced by small businesses, often assumed to be the biggest beneficiaries of competition policy.

Join a panel of experts to discuss the need for regulatory tools for digital competition that are fit-for-purpose. Speakers include:

  • Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre
  • Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director, European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Dionisis Kolokotsas, Head of Competition & Economic Policy Strategy, Google Asia-Pacific

This session will be moderated Jayant Menon, Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

The discussion is based on a recent report by the Asian Trade CentreThe turtle and the gazelle: Can competition policies effectively regulate the digital economy?

Speakers' bio

Hear from a panel of experts:

Deborah Elms

Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre

Dionisis Kolokotsas

Dionisis Kolokotsas

Head of Competition & Economic Policy Strategy, Google Asia-Pacific

Jayant Menon

Jayant Menon

Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Hosuk Lee Makiyama

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

Director, European Centre for International Political Economy