Paul W.J. de Bijl

Paul de Bijl

Head of Department Competition & Regulation, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Tilburg University (Comm & Strat)


Paul de Bijl is head of the department Competition & Regulation at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the Dutch government think-tank for economic policy, and extramural fellow of TILEC (Tilburg Center for Law and Economics), Tilburg University. He obtained a PhD in Economics at Tilburg University (research partly carried out at the University of Toulouse, within the European doctoral program ENTER). He has experience in academia, business and policy. Paul’s research interests include competition and regulatory economics, in particular applied to telecommunications markets, ICT markets and innovation policy. With Martin Peitz, Paul wrote the book Regulation and Entry into Telecommunications Markets (Cambridge University Press, 2002; Chinese translation 2006; paperback edition 2008), which has received positive critical acclaim from academics, consultants and regulators. He has published in various academic journals, including Telecommunications Policy, Journal of Information Policy, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Regulatory Economics and Information Economics and Policy. Paul is a member of the International Editorial Board of Communications & Strategies and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Policy.

Paul’s thoughts about Game Changers: « This is why trust matters: in the future, incontestable reliability will be the main competitive advantage for ICT players. »