Expert Dialogue Regulatory Framework for the Digital Economy
Apart from independent research projects, one of MaCCI's tasks and goals is also to provide expert opinions for policymakers. From September 2015 to August 2017, MaCCI is going to show and evaluate policy options for a regulatory framework for the digital economy in a project that was commissioned by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The project deals with the digital economy in the strict sense, i.e. the provision of digital infrastructure, content and services, and with the digitalization of other sectors of the economy. Based on a meta study that surveys the current state of the digital economy, the project partners look at different aspects more in depth in several studies. These are discussed in workshops with stakeholders from business, science, and politics. The project team consists of seven MaCCI members as well as Prof. Dr. Heike Schweitzer (Free University of Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Jan Krämer (University of Passau).