Issues

Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

TAP Blog

An Economic Look at the Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Several TAP economists share their work during the inaugural conference on “The Economics of AI.”

TAP Staff Blogger

Fact Sheets

Net Neutrality

Given the significance of the Internet, preserving its “openness” – an idea often referred to as “network neutrality” or “net neutrality” – has been a long-standing issue.

Quote

Sorry, Dave, I Can't Code That: AI's Prejudice Problem

"If your AI talks about the most beautiful people in the world, but most of them are white, then that seems to not really reflect the nature of the world’s population. That disparate impact measure may be the only way to measure the fairness of some of these systems."  — Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, University of Maryland

Frank Pasquale
The Register
May 8, 2017

Featured Article

How Does the Use of Trademarks by Third-Party Sellers Affect Online Search?

This paper examines the effects of trademark use in advertisements by third-party resellers.

By: Lesley Chiou, Catherine Tucker