Digital Markets

The report engages with one of the most crucial questions of our time, the public governance of the digital economy, in particular focusing on the new forms of competitive interaction in the era of digital capitalism.

The digital economy is a full-fledged and rapidly developing industry that has penetrated all spheres of life. The development of digital technology promotes innovation and underpins economic growth in the 21st century. Nevertheless, the reality of the new digital age is that governments need to keep pace with technology in order to ensure equal rules for all market participants and protect the population from any negative externalities of technological developments. 

Negative effects of digitalization affect competition. The 4th Industrial Revolution has brought to the world new business models, as well as the latest information technologies to improve its competitiveness, such as artificial intelligence, the latest software, anti-competitive agreements concluded by robots without human presence, self-learning machines - all this requires close monitoring by antitrust regulators.

The research project aims to exchange of information on the experience of the BRICS countries in suppressing anticompetitive practices in the digital economy: combating cartels of a new type, through examination and discussion of cases; consideration of transactions of economic concentration in the digital age; development of new mechanisms to combat anti-competitive practices, adapted to digital reality. 

Project Materials

13.07.2021 Article
Fighting Cyber-Attacks with Sanctions: New Threats, Old Responses
This paper contributes to the understanding of why states resort to ‘good old’ sanctions to meet the relatively new threat of cyber intrusions and whether this type of response is a forced measure or an effective tool to halt, prevent and punish attacking states. The tools of analysis used in this paper are legal positivism, and political and economic theories, including Mancur Olson’s theory of groups, Francesco Giumelli’s analytical framework for sanction assessment, cost-benefit analysis and game theory.
Rusinova V., Martynova E., Kurakina P.
Law. LAW. Высшая школа экономики, 2020. No. 96.
13.07.2021 Article
Competition Law for a Complex Economy
​As the global economy is incurring a process of transformation by the ongoing “fourth industrial revolution”, competition law is traversing a “liminal” moment, a period of transition during which the normal limits to thought, self-understanding and behaviour are relaxed, opening the way to novelty and imagination, construction and destruction. This paper studies the convergence and the remaining divergences of European competition and sector regulation in the electronic communications sector.
Lianos I.
IIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. 2019. P. 1-6.
04.08.2020 Article
Competition Law for the Digital Economy
The digital economy is gradually gaining traction through a variety of recent technological developments, including the introduction of the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and markets for data. This innovative book contains contributions from leading competition law scholars who map out and investigate the anti-competitive effects that are developing in the digital economy.
Научный редактор: B. Lundqvist, M. S. Gal.
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019.
14.09.2019 Article
International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Technologies
The present Working Paper of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) includes analytical materials prepared by experts in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous system, as well as by lawyers and sociologists.
Karelov S., Karliuk M., Kolonin A., Markotkin N., Scheftelowitsch D.
The report engages with one of the most crucial questions of our time, the public governance of the digital economy, in particular focusing on the new forms of competitive interaction in the era of digital capitalism.