The Issues

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

TAP Highlights

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

Could a Universal Basic Income Ameliorate the Effect of AI on Jobs?

In “Public Policy in an AI Economy,” economist Austan Goolsbee considers the importance of the speed of AI deployment, concluding that AI will have little overall effect on employment if it is deployed slowly. Some see a Universal Basic Income as a solution to widespread job losses, but Goolsbee finds that this policy is flawed, as low-wage workers would quit, and those who spent their income unwisely would be left penniless.

We Robot Call for Papers

How should law and policy evolve as robotics and AI develop? In its 8th year, We Robot 2019 is seeking contributions relating to the deployment of robots in society and defining issues arising from increased use of robotics and artificial intelligence. Deadline for submissions is November 5, 2018.

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