16th Digital Economics Conference

January 11–12, 2024


The objective of the conference, organized by the TSE Digital Center at the Toulouse School of Economics, with the help of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is to discuss recent contributions to the understanding of the digital economy and its consequences for modern societies.

The conference will feature contributions in economics - theoretical, econometric, experimental and policy oriented - as well as contributions from other social sciences and computer and data science.

Keynote speakers

Andrei Hagiu (Boston University)
Paul Heidhues (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics)

Panel discussion on The who and how of regulation

Regulatory activity and advocacy around the regulation of the digital sector are at an all-time high. However, there are strong disagreements about who should design and enforce the regulations, and how binding they should be. How can existing regulators, such as competition agencies, effectively navigate the evolving digital landscape to enforce regulations? Should governments acquire new powers, or establish entirely new regulatory bodies, to address the challenges posed by the digital sector? To what extent do competitive forces and public opinion serve as viable incentives for the self-regulation of the tech industry?
Our panelists will discuss these thought-provoking issues based on three case studies:  

  • Competition on the platform and self-preferencing;
  • The regulation of Artificial Intelligence;
  • The regulation of polarizing and hateful speech.

Organizing committee

Alexandre de Cornière (TSE, CEPR)
Jacques Crémer (TSE, CEPR)
Paul Seabright (IAST, TSE, CEPR)

Registration fees

The registration fees are waived for speakers, discussants, partners, TSE members and TSE students.

- Academic participants: 150 €
- Non academic participants: 250 €

The registration fees cover lunches, conference dinner and coffee breaks.

Conference venue

Toulouse School of Economics 
1 Esplanade de l'Université
31080 Toulouse cedex 06


Conference secretariat: Florence Chauvet/Christelle Fauchié


We are grateful for the continual support of the partners of the TSE Digital Center.