With a webinar held on 23 July, Professor Nicolas Petit, Joint Chair in Competition Law at the Department of Law and at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, launched the Dynamic Competition Initiative (DCI). DCI is a joint venture between the European University Institute, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam).
At the heart of the initiative is a belief that a deeper understanding of technological innovation is required for the elaboration of empirically grounded theories focused on the competitive advantage of firms and nations, as well as for the proper regulation of dynamically competitive systems. The Initiative seeks to develop and promote tools to assist the advancement of innovation-based, dynamic competition. Its mission is to align competition policy, technology policy, and industrial policy for the benefit of the whole society.
"We want to bring new ideas to the research and policy convo on competition and innovation," commented Professor Petit, "ensuring an effective, not nominal, commitment to the promotion of innovation in the policymaking of liberal democracies."
The initiative can count on the support of over 20 world-renowned scholars, along with several Law Department researchers, including Sara Guidi, Linus Hoffmann, Lola Montero Santos, Natalia Moreno Belloso, Miguel Mota Delgado, Selçukhan Ünekbaş, and Anouk van der Veer.