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Erik Brynjolfsson

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

By: Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee | November 21, 2011

This article provides a lay summary of recent developments in business uses of big data sets.

danah boyd

Six Provocations for Big Data

By: danah boyd and Kate Crawford | September 21, 2011

This article challenges the assumption that only large sets of data provide the best information to social scientists.

Paul M. Schwartz

Managing Global Data Privacy

By: Paul M. Schwartz | December 15, 2009

This article examines how leading companies manage their global use and distribution of personal information.

Daniel J. Solove

Data Mining and the Security-Liberty Debate

By: Daniel J. Solove | January 25, 2008

This article discusses the ineffectiveness of comparing security against liberty in the context of data mining.

Peter DiCola

Economic View of Legal Restrictions on Musical Borrowing and Appropriation, An

By: Peter DiCola | June 01, 2011

Argues that using an economic framework to analyze music sampling reveals that copyright law might distort creativity.

Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Story of Diamond v. Chakrabarty, The: Technological Change and the Subject Matter Boundaries of the Patent System

By: Rebecca S. Eisenberg

This chapter explains how the courts came to decide that living things could be patented.

Bruce Kobayashi

Two Tales of Bundling: Implications for the Application of Antitrust Law to Bundled Discounts

By: Bruce Kobayashi | July 15, 2006

The author argues that law cannot correctly analyze the practice of bundling until economists model it better.

Helen Nissenbaum

An Analysis of Google Log Retention Policies

By: Helen Nissenbaum and Vincent Toubiana

Web search data stored by Google is not sufficiently anonymized and could be used by third parties.

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Economics in the Age of Big Data

Drawing on “The Data Revolution and Economic Analysis,” a recent paper written with Liran Einav, Stanford economist Jonathan Levin suggests some of the opportunities that big data offers and discusses how economic research might adapt to take full advantage of them.

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