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In his new book, The Innovative Entrepreneur, Professor Daniel Spulber introduces economic analysis that helps to explain the activities of innovative entrepreneurs.
In More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure, co-authors Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider survey the evidence of mandated disclosure and find that it rarely works.
I recently wrote a series of posts on LinkedIn exploring privacy and data security harms. I thought I’d share them here, so I am re-posting all four of these posts together in one rather long post.
The hype over “big data” masks important public policy discussions, and encourages the release of data without a careful examination of its implications. In an effort to examine the civil rights, human rights, security, and privacy issues that arise from “open data” datasets, The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and Microsoft have issued a request for proposals.
Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, discusses a new paper by Bhaven Sampat and Heidi Williams that measures the impact of patents on follow-on innovations.
Professor Matthew Slaughter and his colleague Matthew Rees, both with the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, examine threats to the Internet’s global openness.
Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University, shares his thoughts on the issues search engines face implementing the European Court’s “right to be forgotten.”
danah boyd, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, examines the dominant reactions to Facebook’s mood manipulation experiment.
Professor Ed Felten, Princeton University, examines the privacy implications of Facebook’s mood manipulation experiment.
Professor Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland, examines the corporate mindset behind the Facebook mood manipulation experiment.
Professor James Grimmelmann discusses his outrage with Facebook’s mood manipulation experiment.
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