In November 2021, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) joined King’s College London (KCL) to host a virtual conference as part of KCL’s Project for Peaceful Competition. It brought together an intellectually and geographically diverse group of experts to discuss the geoeconomics of new digital technologies and the prospects for governance of the technologies in a multi-polar world.
This essay series collects the papers prepared for discussion at the conference, along with related videos. An introduction summarizes the principal analytical conclusions emerging from the conference, together with the main policy recommendations put forward by participants.
Setting the Scene
Managing Rivalry in the Digital Era through Peaceful Competition
Rohinton P. Medhora and Oliver Letwin
States and Markets
Platform Governance in a Time of Divide: Navigating the Paradox of Global Tech and Local Constraints
Ronaldo Lemos and Christian Perrone
Platform Governance through an Economic Lens
Trade and Data Flows
E-commerce Governance: Back to Geneva?
Implications for Global Arrangements
Toward a Digital Bretton Woods?
The Future of Global Relationships
China’s Three Key Macroeconomic Risks
Big Tech vs. Red Tech: The Diminishing of Democracy in the Digital Age
Samir Saran and Shashank Mattoo
Existential Gap: Digital/AI Acceleration and the Missing Global Governance Capacity
Yves Tiberghien, Danielle Luo and Panthea Pourmalek