On December 5, in the framework of UNCTAD's eWeek 2023, the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre held a session themed "Digital Ecosystems and Competition Law: Ecological Approach". The event took place offline in Geneva, Switzerland.
In the context of increasing global digitalization, antitrust authorities often lack the tools to assess the activities of digital companies and control competition in the IT market. The complex nature of digital ecosystems dictates the need to adapt competition law to the ecosystem economy. The session participants discussed new approaches to regulating large digital platforms. In particular, the session presented an innovative approach developed by the BRICS Competition Centre together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) that views digital ecosystems through the lens of ecology and complexity theory.
- Alexey Ivanov, Director at BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre;
- Marat Omarov, Chairman at Competition authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
- Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA);
- Nicolo Zingales, Professor at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV Direito Rio);
- Tembinkosi Bonakele, Former Commissioner of Competition Commission of South Africa | Professor at Wits University;
- Cui Zhiyuan, Professor at School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University.