The Issues

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

TAP Highlights

Are We Swayed by False Stories on Our Social Media Feeds?

Are social networks to blame for the segregation of voters into “echo chambers” or “filter bubbles”; making them vulnerable to manipulation via algorithmic targeting or botnets and the spread of misinformation? Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow’s analysis brings evidence and academic rigor to the debate.

Why Is There Little Progress to Diversify the IT Workforce?

“The lack of success in diversifying IT workplaces mirrors another lack-of-success story: there has been little progress in diversifying computer science programs at US universities.” – MIT economist Glenn Ellison

How Can the U.S. Improve Internet Security?

Wharton business ethics professor Kevin Werbach and Northeastern University law professor Andrea Matwyshyn discuss the complexities of internet security. They suggest that the government focus on freeing up networks, fostering innovation, and providing a basic level of municipality-run Wi-Fi, especially in rural areas.

Small Changes Would Expand H-IB Visa Benefits

Hiring skilled migrants increases employment and innovation. But firms’ motivations vary, and not all use the program as intended. In “Private Strategy, Public Policy,” economist William Kerr describes small reforms to the H-1B visa program that would help ensure that skilled migrants can go where they are most needed, with minimal disruption to native employees.

Upcoming Events

8th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers

February 27, 2018, Washington, DC

IP Speaker Series: Rachel Sachs

February 28, 2018, Washington, DC

Cyber Risks in an IoT World

March 15, 2018, Louisville, CO

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