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This past year, TAP scholars published books on technology policy issues as varied as machine learning and the future of work, government access to private data, intellectual property, and data mining. Additionally, 2014 Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole provided an economic perspective on common policy issues such as unemployment, the digital revolution, and the free market in his book, Economics for the Common Good.

While no means a comprehensive list, the following highlight many of the books published by TAP scholars in 2017. If you’re interested primarily in privacy and security issues, be sure to read a recent post from George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove: "Notable Privacy and Security Books from 2017."

Read the latest books…

The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power
By Joseph Turow (Yale University Press, January 17, 2017)
Related TAP blog: Joseph Turow Warns of Discrimination and Privacy Issues When Retail Stores Track Customers

Bulk Collection: Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data
Edited by Fred H. Cate and James X. Dempsey (Oxford University Press, October 6, 2017)

Economics for the Common Good
By Jean Tirole (Princeton University Press, English translation: November 27, 2017)
Related TAP blog: Jean Tirole Examines the Future of Work

Information Privacy Law, Sixth Edition
By Daniel Solove and Paul Schwartz (Wolters Kluwer, November 29, 2017)

Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction
By Siva Vaidhyanathan (Oxford University Press, March 9, 2017)

Internet Law Cases and Problems, 7th Edition
By James Grimmelmann (Semaphore Press, 2017)

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future
By Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee (W.W. Norton & Company, June 2017)
Related TAP blog: Erik Brynjolfsson Discusses What Machine Learning Can Do

Privacy Law Fundamentals, 4th edition
By Daniel Solove and Paul Schwartz (International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), 2017)

Property Concise Edition, 2nd Edition
By Lior Strahilevitz, Jesse Dukeminier, James E. Krier, Gregory S. Alexander, and Michael H. Schill (Wolters Kluwer, April 13, 2017)

Scholarly Publishing and its Discontents
By Joshua Gans (Core Economic Research, February 2, 2017)

Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business
Edited by Joshua Gans and Sarah Kaplan (Dog Ear Publishing, August 29, 2017)

Trademark and Unfair Competition in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
By Mark Janis (West Academic, October 25, 2017)

Transparent Data Mining for Big and Small Data
Edited by Frank Pasquale, Tania Cerquitelli, and Daniele Quercia (Springer-Verlag, 2017)

TAP SCHOLARS
Erik Brynjolfsson
To Scale AI, Rethink Business Processes: MIT’s Brynjolfsson
Wall Street Journal

“We’re very far from artificial general intelligence. Even though AI is amazing, it can only do certain narrow tasks well, and many tasks it doesn’t do well at all. If I were a CIO, I would … go through all the tasks we’re working on in our company, and see which ones are suitable for machine learning.”

William Kovacic
Google Can No Longer Count on Political Goodwill at Home
The Economist

“If the standard narrative is that because the Republicans are in town, Simons [President Trump's selection to head the FTC] is not going to do anything, he will really surprise people,” says William Kovacic, a professor at George Washington University Law School who used to work with Mr. Simons at the FTC.

More TAP Scholars 

Barbara van Schewick
Net Neutrality Is the Secret Sauce that Has Made the Internet Awesome
Vox

Ryan Calo
Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
Bloomberg Businessweek

Frank Pasquale
Is “Big Data” Racist? Why Policing by Data Isn’t Necessarily Objective
Ars Technica  

 
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