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  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

The Importance of High-Skilled Immigration for the U.S.

“Many talented foreign students come to the U.S. to study and hope to stay for work. But they are leaving the country in droves after earning their degrees … The U.S. immigration system does not retain this talent effectively, and recent decisions have made the system worse.” – Harvard business professor William Kerr

Why is Facebook in Control of Instagram?

“Isn’t antitrust law supposed to stop companies from buying off their rivals to achieve market dominance? … Our standards for assessing mergers, fixated on consumer prices, were a poor match for the tech economy and are effectively obsolete.” - Columbia law professor Tim Wu

How Important Is Innovation When Assessing Mergers?

At this year’s Searle Center Antitrust Conference, UC Berkeley professor Richard Gilbert moderated an examination of the links between competition policy and innovation. An assessment of antitrust enforcement agencies in Europe and the U.S. was included.

Susan Athey Shares her Passion for Economics and AI

“That was really why I got excited about working on AI. … All of my training was about counterfactuals, but it was applied to very simple data sets and really simple problems. With these huge new data sets, there was a possibility to learn about cause and effect in a much grander scale.” – Stanford economist Susan Athey

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