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)


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:


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


  • 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.


Join the conversation with the world's leading economic policymakers, business leaders, and experts as they discuss the challenges facing the global economic system. Caroline Atkinson, former White House deputy national security adviser and former head of global policy for Google, hosts this monthly virtual discussion series.