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KAFP 3515 - Regulation & Digital Economy

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

Students must master basics in micro-economics (theory of competition) and law (hierarchy of norms and institutional environment in Europe and US). They must also be at ease with the digital environment and get basics with its history.

Course Description

As “software is eating the world”, Nations wants their rules and values to also apply to the digital economy. But classical regulatory approaches are strongly challenged, because of fast-changing innovation and worldwide footprint of internet players. Conversely, digital tools can promote self-organization and reduce the need for regulation. The course explores the new forms and fields of public interventions in the digital economy, focusing on economic-based regulatory approaches.

Teachers

  • PAILHES, Bertrand J. (Ingerieur numérique, Ministère de l'économie et des finances)
  • SORIANO, Sebastien (Président de l'ARCEP)

Pedagogical format

We will have a significant case study time at each session. Students, gathered in group works, will have to publish a blogpost on a topic of their choice related to news or to the current political situation once in the semester.

Course validation

We will have two 2 hour exams, under the form of Q&A at session 6 and 12. First exam's grade will count as 30% of total, and the second one 50%. Students, gathered in group works, will have to publish a blogpost on a topic of their choice related to news or to the current political situation once in the semester, which will count as 20%.

Additional required reading

  • Nick Grossman: http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/white-paper-regulation-the-internet-way-660
  • Lawrence Lessig, code is law: http://harvardmagazine.com/2000/01/code-is-law-html
  • Sébastien Soriano: http://blog.idate.fr/the-economics-of-platforms-in-the-digital-transformation-what-does-arcep-think/
  • Nicolas Colin: https://salon.thefamily.co/regulating-the-trial-and-error-economy-9d43b1139ae8#.nqvo8p7ln
  • Albert Wenger (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8qo7pzH_NM
  • Autorité de la concurrence et Competition and market Authority, the economics of open and closed ecosystems: http://www.autoritedelaconcurrence.fr/doc/economics_open_closed_systems.pdf
  • Autorité de la concurrence et Bundeskartelamt, « Data and competition law » : http://www.autoritedelaconcurrence.fr/doc/reportcompetitionlawanddatafinal.pdf
  • Bruce Schneier (video) : http://www.tedxcambridge.com/talk/the-battle-for-power-on-the-internet/
  • Amaelle Guiton (Libération) : http://www.liberation.fr/futurs/2015/10/17/internet-portail-des-lieux-du-commun_1405390
  • Godefroy Beauvallet : https://www.nouvelobs.com/rue89/rue89-tech/20161210.RUE5982/loyaute-des-plateformes-d-accord-mais-loyaute-a-quoi.html
  • Facebook Free Basics : https://qz.com/333313/milliions-of-facebook-users-have-no-idea-theyre-using-the-internet/
  • Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin : http://www.lepoint.fr/chroniqueurs-du-point/laurence-neuer/algorithmes-ce-sont-les-individus-qu-il-faut-responsabiliser-29-01-2018-2190382_56.php#xtmc=falque-pierrotin&xtnp=1&xtcr=2