Digital platforms may absorb competitors through envelopment acquisitions, to build ecosystems. Daniele Condorelli discusses how some recent envelopment attacks may result from the desire to acquire valuable sources of data rather than products to maintain a position of market power.
In this interview by Matthieu Saint-Olive from ConsenSys, Jean-Michel Godeffroy, Director General for 16 years at the European Central Bank, shares his vision for central bank digital currencies
Competition in the digital economy is increasingly a competition between ecosystems. Hardware and software are integrated, Internet of Things devices connect to online services and a few large tech companies offer a very broad range of services often highly integrated with one another. OECD’s Harry Hong sets the scene for the discussions at the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day.
Cristina Caffarra argues that concerns about the impact on potential future competition of mergers between acquisitive platforms and small players are broader than ‘killer acquisitions’; they include ‘reverse killer acquisitions’ as well, in advance of the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day.
As central banks move towards integrating central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in national financial systems, Bitt.com’s Simon Chantry focuses on the network effects that may encourage their adoption and use in part two of his two-part series.
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the debate around how much personal data we want or need to share to contribute to the continued health of our communities. Heather Dahl describes how privacy-preserving digital security technologies can help us to respect public health and safety measures while protecting our privacy.
Everledger CEO Leanne Kemp discusses the advantages and potential dangers of blockchain and gives her perspective on how the OECD can help ensure the benefits this technology can bring to reach as many people in the world as possible.
The acquisition of start-ups by dominant incumbents looking to pre-empt the emergence of rival products - known as “killer acquisitions” – has caused concern and much discussion amongst competition enforcers around the world. OECD’s Chris Pike sets the scene for the at the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day.
Competition in digital markets has become a hot topic well beyond the competition policy community. Concerns are growing about the conduct of large digital firms, and their impact on markets. OECD’s James Mancini looks at what competition authorities should do about these concerns.
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are already set to become part of national financial systems. In part one of a two-part series, Bitt.com’s Simon Chantry describes how the design and configuration of these networks is trending and how this is likely to affect us in the future interconnected world.