Getting the best out of tech: Would international rules of the road help?

Caroline Atkinson (RockCreek; PIIE Executive Committee), Reinhilde Veugelers (PIIE) and Diane Coyle (University of Cambridge; Bennett Institute)

Details

February 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
Virtual Event

Event Summary

Governments around the world are wrestling with how to deal with Big Tech: balancing concerns that a few large digital companies—American and Chinese—are “winners” with too much power against the risk that regulation may stifle innovation. Which public policy issue is the most important: competition, privacy, or harmful content? And should policymakers aim at global agreement on the approach to rules and regulations for digital technology?

Joining this episode of Global Connections were:

HOST

Caroline Atkinson, Senior Advisor, RockCreek; PIIE Executive Committee member

GUESTS

  • Reinhilde Veugelers, Professor at KULeuven and Senior Fellow at Bruegel and PIIE
  • Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge and Co-Director, Bennett Institute

This event complements a separate session on February 10 on Big Tech regulation and its interaction with financial regulation, in the PIIE Financial Statements series hosted by Nicolas Véron.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Global Connections is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Caroline Atkinson that explores new global thinking on macroeconomic policy goals and tools to achieve broad-based, sustainable and equitable increases in living standards. Accumulated stress from a decade of sub-par growth, unequally