International business law in the digital economy: who is inventing and who is copying regulation?

2021-11-24
18:00

Speakers

Dr. hab. Magdalena Słok-Wódkowska

Law analyst
DELab UW, Department of European Law, University of Warsaw
She collaborates on projects related to the Digital Single Market and the economy. She has a PhD in law, but is also a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (so she understands economists better). Her research interests include primarily international economic law and European Union law. In addition to being an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, she advises the Foreign Affairs and European Union Committee of the Polish Senate on EU law. Since 2013, she has co-hosted a blog on public international law - www.przegladpm.blogspot.com.

Łukasz Nawaro

Analyst
DELab UW, Faculty of Economic Sciences UW
At DELab UW, he is involved in data analysis and processing, from the beginning of the process - web scraping, data wrangling - to its end, i.e. visualization. It uses the Python programming language and its libraries, such as pandas and matplotlib. He is particularly interested in text datasets. He created tools for internal needs of the University of Warsaw and collaborated in DELab UW research projects, and is currently working on the EU Engineroom project from Horizon 2020.
International business law in the digital economy: who is inventing and who is copying regulation?

Dr. Michał Boni

SWPS, Martens Centre

Former Minister for Digitalisation (2011-2013). Currently assistant professor at SWPS (University of Humanities and Social Sciences) and Senior Researcher Associate at the Martens Centre, as well as associate at the Digital Enlightenment Forum, senator of SME Europe and head of the Programme Council of the FISE Foundation. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2014 to 2019, active in the Committee on Freedom and Justice and the Committee on Industry and Science (digital matters). He has served as rapporteur, among others, on legislation on the protection of personal data and privacy, on access to and use of public information as open data, on the development of the Gigabit Society and 5G, on the functioning of Artificial Intelligence, on the establishment of the European Open Science Data Cloud and on Supercomputing in the EU. Author and coordinator of work on numerous publications and programmes, including POLAND 2030 and Digital Poland.

International business law in the digital economy: who is inventing and who is copying regulation?

Dr. hab. Tomasz Brodzicki, Prof. UG

IHS Markit Maritime & Trade, University of Gdansk

Chief Economist at IHS Markit Maritime & Trade, responsible for cross-country analysis, product development, GTA Forecasting methodology, webinar and conference presentations and key client meetings. From 2019 senior BI consultant at ABSL Chapter Poland responsible for the main ABSL reports. Since 2018 associate professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdansk. From 2019 to 2021 he headed the Department of International Economy and Economic Development. Since 2010 he has been a Research Partner at the Development Institute in Sopot - an independent economic research institute. From 2001 to 2008 he was a Research Partner of the Research Area Enterprise and Innovation of the IBnGR. His scientific interests include international trade, economic growth and development, business location, and enterprise innovation.

Host

Analyst DELab UW

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Inter­na­tio­nal law and inter­na­tio­nal agre­ements are gene­ral­ly influ­en­ced by stron­ger sta­tes, which impo­se the­ir regu­la­to­ry con­cepts on weaker ones. Inter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law is no excep­tion. The simi­la­ri­ty of pro­vi­sions in vario­us agre­ements, inc­lu­ding tho­se conc­lu­ded by the US in the 1990s and 00s, is stri­king. The struc­tu­re, sco­pe and enfor­ce­abi­li­ty of the agre­ements are very simi­lar, meaning that the US was power­ful eno­ugh to pro­mo­te its eco­no­mic inte­re­sts. Par­ties with eco­no­mic power have thus shown law­ma­king atti­tu­des in regio­nal tra­de agre­ements for years. By using text-mining methods, DELab UW rese­ar­chers Dr. hab. Mag­da­le­na Słok-Wód­kow­ska, and Łukasz Nawa­ro mana­ged to distin­gu­ish betwe­en rule makers and rule takers. In the stu­dy they ana­ly­sed regio­nal tra­de agre­ements. The metho­do­lo­gy used is based on the work of Alsch­ner et al. (2018) and work on text mining, taking into acco­unt the spe­ci­fi­ci­ty of legal texts. The text of the agre­ement was trans­for­med into strings of seve­ral words. It was chec­ked whe­re such a string occur­red for the first time and assi­gned to the appro­pria­te gro­up (one of the rule-making coun­tries, one of the con­trac­ting par­ties, insi­gni­fi­cant words, only/first occur­ren­ce). For each chap­ter, the per­cen­ta­ge of word sequ­en­ces belon­ging to a given gro­up was coun­ted. On this basis, the authors ana­ly­sed whe­ther, in the new chap­ters whe­re coun­tries regu­la­te the digi­tal eco­no­my, the roles of coun­tries that cre­ate and tho­se that copy regu­la­to­ry solu­tions were preserved.

The stu­dy was pre­pa­red as part of the NCN pro­ject „Inter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law in times of digi­tal trans­for­ma­tion: trends, regu­la­to­ry models and spe­ci­fic solu­tions for e‑commerce and data”

A series of English-language meetings to present the results of research in the field of digitisation, conducted by researchers from European Union countries.

The seminars are an excellent opportunity to learn about topics undertaken at foreign universities and to discuss them with invited guests. Due to their interactive form, they are also an opportunity to build cooperation between Polish and foreign research centres. Past seminars can be found on the DELab UW website.

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