World Economic Forum publishes White Paper authored by Professor Akman
The White Paper was commissioned by the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Trade and Global Economic Interdependence.
Professor Pinar Akman, Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, and Director at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Digital Governance, has authored a White Paper on Competition Policy in a Globalized, Digitalized Economy for the World Economic Forum. The White Paper, published in December 2019, contributes to the ongoing debate on the correct scope, purpose and capabilities of competition law and policy to tackle the challenges of the digital economy. In doing so, the White Paper articulates the pertinent questions and considerations that can inform the optimal approach to competition policy in digital markets, and offers a set of policy recommendations.
The White Paper was produced with the input of a diverse group of individuals representing governments, corporations, civil society organizations, and academia. It was commissioned by the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Trade and Global Economic Interdependence and was published in time for the Forum’s Annual meeting in Davos in January 2020.
In 2017, Professor Akman was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize (£100,000) which she is using to continue her research into various aspects of the application of competition law in digital markets.