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.
Professor Daniel Solove discusses key takeaways from the FTC v. Wyndham case. In this case, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has challenged the FTC’s power to regulate data security under the FTC Act.
Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, discusses the rise of the game 2048 very closely on the heels of a similar game called, Threes. He examines the desire by Threes’ creators for acknowledgment of their app development by those who follow with imitations.
Michigan State University economist Jay Pil Choi will have three papers presented at this year’s annual International Industrial Organization conference.
Professor Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, addresses the question: how does the Internet affect the likelihood of citizens being exposed to information that may contradict their existing views?
Professor James Grimmelmann, University of Maryland, explains why he wrote an amicus brief (with David Post) arguing that Aereo should win its Supreme Court case. Aereo is a startup that lets users stream or record live broadcast TV content.
In light of recent news that the White House will seek to redesign the NSA’s mass phone call data program, Professor Ed Felten of Princeton University introduces thoughts on how to use cryptography to implement warrants to data in a secure, private, and accountable way.
In their article “The Nature and Incidence of Software Piracy: Evidence from Windows,” Professors Susan Athey (Stanford) and Scott Stern (MIT) explore how consumers most commonly pirate software. The authors also looked into the impact of enforcement actions against popular pirating websites. This post summarizes their findings.
In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Professor Matthew Slaughter of Dartmouth states that for every immigrant hired at technology companies, an average of five additional employees are added as well.
Law professor Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland, examines the myriad ways big data is acquired and used. Professor Pasquale stresses that there is a need to distinguish between innovation and discrimination when it comes to using data about people’s purchasing habits, entertainment and travel preferences, locations, and other acquired data.
The Berkman Center is pleased to announce two new publications on cloud computing. These publications build upon a series of events, workshops, conversations, and research conducted over the last several years with collaborators from government, academia, and the private sector.