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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 706

    5037 DE Tilburg

    Netherlands

20152020

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Research interests

Inge Graef is Assistant Professor at Tilburg Law School with affiliations to the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC).

She is co-chairing the Digital Clearinghouse initiative, which aims to facilitate cooperation, dialogue and exchange of insights between regulatory authorities across Europe and beyond in the areas of competition, data protection and consumer law. Inge is also appointed as a member of the European Commission's expert group to the EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy

The focus of Inge's research is on competition enforcement in the digital economy. She is particularly interested in the interface between competition law and other fields of EU law such as data protection, intellectual property and electronic communications law. Other research interests include the Digital Single Market and net neutrality.

In her doctoral thesis, Inge explored the interaction between competition law and data on online platforms, and the extent to which data protection can be protected as a non-efficiency concern in competition policy.

Career

In 2017, Inge joined Tilburg Law School where she is affiliated to the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC).

Prior to joining Tilburg University, Inge worked as a researcher at the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP). In the framework of her PhD studies, she was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich in Fall 2014. For her article 'Market Definition and Market Power in Data: The Case of Online Platforms' published in 2015, Inge won the Young Writer's Award of Kluwer Law International's journal World Competition.

In the past, Inge was involved in a number of policy studies commissioned by the European Commission, the Belgian and Dutch government on topics such as net neutrality, the position of over-the-top players in electronic communciations law, the regulation of business-to-business relationships in the online platform environment and the role of big data in competition policy. 

After her master studies in Maastricht and Nijmegen, Inge did traineeships at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs dealing with competition and public procurement policy issues, and at the European Commission's DG Competition where she worked on various competition investigations in the ICT sector.

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Keywords

  • Competition Law
  • Internal Market Law
  • Data Protection
  • Innovation Policy
  • Law And Economics

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Research Output

To regulate or not to regulate Big Tech

Graef, I. & Costa-Cabral, F., 2020, In : Concurrences. 2020, 1, p. 24-29 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

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  • Differentiated treatment in platform-to-business relations: EU competition law and economic dependence

    Graef, I., 2019, In : Yearbook of European Law. 38, 1, p. 448-499 52 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Happiness and competition law

    Graef, I., 2019, Rethinking IT and IP law: Celebrating 30 years CiTiP. Intersentia, p. 295-299 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

  • Pre-formulated declarations of data subject consent: Citizen-consumer empowerment and the alignment of data, consumer and competition law protections

    Clifford, D., Graef, I. & Valcke, P., Jul 2019, In : German Law Journal. 20, 5, p. 679-721 43 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Rethinking the essential facilities doctrine for the EU digital economy

    Graef, I., 2019, In : Revue juridique Thémis de l'Université de Montréal . 53, 1, p. 33-72 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 5 Invited talk
    • 5 Oral presentation

    Algorithms and fairness: what role for competition law in targeting discrimination

    I.J.M.A. Graef (Speaker)
    17 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Beyond compliance: how privacy and competition can be mutually reinforcing (panel discussion)

    I.J.M.A. Graef (Speaker)
    26 Jan 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    'Big data' and competition law

    I.J.M.A. Graef (Speaker)
    28 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Algorithms and discrimination

    I.J.M.A. Graef (Speaker)
    29 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Data portability (panel discussion)

    I.J.M.A. Graef (Speaker)
    17 May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific