Is data the "new oil" or the "currency of the future"? Sceptics and supporters agree on one thing: data is an essential resource for innovation, job creation, economic growth, competitiveness and social progress in general.

Should data be accessible to and reusable by all stakeholders? There is a general consensus that regulatory bodies need to ensure that data is able to flow across borders and sectors. However, opinions diverge as to how governments should be involved in the new data marketplace. Critical questions include: What are the current barriers to data flows? What framework conditions are needed for a thriving data economy in Europe in which companies of all sectors can build on the opportunities offered by data-driven innovation? How can regulatory bodies ensure fair access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe whilst also protecting personal data?

ZEW’s high-profile event will discuss first-hand insights by bringing together representatives of online platforms, academia and politics.

Speakers

Prof. Hal Varian, PhD

Chief Economist at Google and Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Steven Tadelis, PhD

Vicepresident Economics and Market Design at Amazon and University of California, Berkeley

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Martin Peitz

Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim

17:45 Introduction: Achim Wambach

17:50 Keynote lecture: Hal Varian

18:20 Panel discussion: Hal Varian, Steven Tadelis, Achim Wambach

18:45 Questions from the audience

19:00 Get-together

Participation is by personal invitation only. This event will be held in english.

E-Mail: event@zew.de

The Data Economy: Threats and Opportunities
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
Professor Hal Varian, chief economist at Google delivers his lecture on “The Data Economy: Threats and Opportunities”.  ...
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach greet the guests at the event, which was part of ZEW’s event series “First-Hand ...
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
Hal Varian discusses the effects of automation on labour markets. © ZEW
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the futurereferiert und diskutiert
The around 120 guests listened attentively to the lecture and the ensuing panel discussion. © ZEW
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
Hal Varian explains how digitalisation is impacting society and the world of work. © ZEW
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
Questions from the audience. © ZEW
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
The panel discuss the opportunities and risks associated with the digital economy. © ZEW
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
Professor Martin Peitz, professor of applied economics at the University of Mannheim moderates the panel discussion. © ...
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
ZEW economist Dr. Georg Licht asks a question from the audience. © ZEW
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
Professor Steve Tadelis from the University of California, Berkeley, and vice-president of “Economics and Market Design” ...
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
The audience is eager to engage in the debate. © ZEW
At ZEW lectures and discussions were held on the economic role of data in the future
Steve Tadelis talks with audience members after the panel discussion. © ZEW

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Date

23.06.2017 | 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim