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Posts by Susan Athey
Stanford economics professor Susan Athey explains that government regulation regarding privacy policies and data usage needs to carefully consider economic costs and benefits.
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.
Are online news aggregators destroying journalism or do they help newspapers’ websites get more traffic? To address this question, TNIT member Susan Athey and her colleague Markus Mobius have examined the effects of an opt-in ‘local news’ feature introduced by Google News in France.
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