Ordoliberalism 2.0: Towards a New Regulatory Policy for the Digital Age
Dr Manuel Woersdoerfer is the author of a research article recently published in the Philosophy of Management Journal titled Ordoliberalism 2.0: Towards a New Regulatory Policy for the Digital Age.
Abstract: In the light of several ongoing antitrust investigations in the E.U. and the U.S., the following research paper analyzes whether ‘big tech’ – same as the big banks – need special regulatory (and economic -political) attention and if so, how an updated form of regulatory policy for the digital era could look like. It does so by utilizing – and reviving – the normative and business -ethical ideals of German ‘neoliberalism’, also known as (classical) ordoliberalism. Especially, Walter Eucken’s work has the potential to inform and enrich the current debate concerning the regulation of big tech. The main goal of the paper is to outline a potentially new regulatory framework – one that combines (and revises) Eucken’s ordoliberalism with the competition policy of the European Union.
Citation: Wörsdörfer, M. Ordoliberalism 2.0: Towards a New Regulatory Policy for the Digital Age. Philosophy of Management (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-020-00134-0
Text of the article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40926-020-00134-0#citeas