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Why Internet Connections Are Not Created Equal

Yes, it’s true. Sometimes your Internet connection is slower than other times; and it unfortunately occurs when you’re online gaming with friends or settle down to stream a few episodes of “Black Mirror.” Harvard professor Shane Greenstein describes the economic factors underlying this network congestion.

Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize Awarded to Susan Athey

In November 2016, Stanford Graduate School of Business economics professor Susan Athey was awarded the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize, an annual award recognizing an internationally renowned economist. Dr. Athey's current research focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the Internet.

Are the FCC Net Neutrality Rules in Danger?

In a recent opinion piece for Wired, Professor Nicholas Economides explains why cable and telecom companies want to repeal the net neutrality rules that the FCC established in 2015. He also warns that President-elect Trump’s FCC appointments could aide in those unraveling efforts.

Scholars Focus on the Recent Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Last year, the White House convened several workshops around the country to discuss the impact of AI. Whether discussing machine logic or virtual assistants, the scholars explore this subject on the Innovation and Economic Growth Issues page.

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