Nicolai works with Ecorys, TNO, Gartner and KULeuven in a study for the European Commission – Study on ‘Future trends and business models in communications services and their regulatory impact.
e-Conomics has been asked to act as a quality controller in a project on Digital Platforms for the Ministry of Economic Affairs (together with Ecorys, TNO and IViR).
Nicolai van Gorp has completed a study for the European Parliament in collaboration with Ecorys. The study (Challenges for competition policy in the digitalised economy) was presented in the European Parliament on 16 July 2015.
(together with Olga Batura, Marcel Canoy, Andrea Renda, Pierre Larouche, Paul de Bijl, Jim Niblett, Heli Koski, Rob Frieden, and Lapo Filistrucchi)
Seminar organised by e-Conomics and CEPS: ‘Competition policy in the digital economy: Towards a new theory of harm’.
On the 1st of June 2016, e-Conomics and the Centre for European Policy Studies ( CEPS ) organised a seminar ‘Competition policy in the digital economy: Towards a new theory of harm’.
The seminar was a follow up to 2015 report for the European Parliament on the Challenges for Competition Policy in the digitalised economy. Some questions were not fully answered by that study and the seminar tried to fill that void. More specifically, the 2015 report did not explicitly talk about a theory of harm in the context of the digital economy and the report did not dig deeply into role of data. Presenters were Simon Hampton (Technology Policy Advocates) Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur), Daniel Knapp (IHS), Lapo Filistrucchi (University of Florence) and Jens Prüfer (Tilburg University). The seminar was closed with a round table discussion on the questions: how likely is it that a company can behave independent of its competitors in today’s digital economy? If so, what strategies can it use to abuse that position?
The seminar was organised at the CEPS premises in Brussels and supported by the Friends of e-Conomics.
It’s official! We now offer a full service package for building platforms, in collaboration with Ngrane.
e-Conomics and Radicand Economics have been organizing business model sprints for business clients such as Heijmans, PharmAccess and Nyenrode. These are workshops in which we help companies to translate a rough idea for a platform into a concrete business model, including the design of the platform and the revenue model. These sprints are now offered under the brand name of Ngrane, an Amsterdam-based company that designs and builds user interfaces, platforms and digital products for business growth. Recent clients of Ngrane include Independer, Nike, PepsiCo and TMG.
The collaboration with Ngrane enables us to offer our customers comprehensive support in a process ranging from an idea for a platform to a business model and strategy, to the technological design and implementation of the platform. Further information will follow soon – stay informed!
N.B. e-Conomics and Radicand continue to offer services independently in the field of consultancy and research.
The Court agreed to VodafoneZiggo’s defence, which showed that ACM’s arguments in support of the WFA decision were incorrect. Amongst other things, the judge finds the analyses of the undersigned and Paul de Bijl to be decisive:
The Court follows Ecorys, where it states in its report “Wholesale access to cable” of 23 November 2017 that, (even) in the absence of regulation, VodafoneZiggo has no business case for providing wholesale access. It follows that, regarding the provision of wholesale access, the interaction between KPN and VodafoneZiggo is not symmetrical. Rather it is asymmetrical as providing access is more attractive for KPN than for VodafoneZiggo. For this, VodafoneZiggo refers to the report “A review of ACM’s game theory analysis” by Radicand Economics 2018.
Of course, our analyses would not have been as effective without the excellent pleas of Freshfields’ lawyers Winfred Knibbeler and Alvaro Pliego Selie and the sharp reviews of VodafoneZiggo’s regulatory affairs manager Stein Smeets. Thank you for your confidence and asking us to be part of the team. Congratulations on this victory.