All Blog Posts
These blog posts are written by TAP academics, TAP staff members, and on occasion by guest bloggers. TAP’s purpose for this section of the site is to present information, points of view, research, and debates directly from the academics and guest experts.
Blog Results: 87
New Books Published by TAP Scholars in 2022
Publication Date: December 30, 2022
A recap of some of the books written by TAP scholars in 2022. These books examine technology policy issues ranging from the prediction power of artificial intelligence, privacy and surveillance, cybersecurity, and quantum computing.
Jean Tirole Explores the Future of Platform Regulation
Publication Date: November 7, 2022
In his keynote address for NBER’s conference on “Megafirms and the Post-COVID Economy”, Professor Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics, explained how traditional regulation and antitrust rules are ineffective in addressing the unique issues arising from the growth of digital platforms.
William Kovacic on the United States’ Antitrust Transformation
Publication Date: February 16, 2022
George Washington University Law Professor and former Chair of the FTC, William Kovacic outlines the transformation happening in American antitrust policy.
Carl Shapiro Critiques the FTC’s Withdrawal of 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines
Publication Date: January 21, 2022
UC Berkeley economics professor Carl Shapiro argues that the Federal Trade Commission’s withdrawal of its 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines relies on specious economic arguments regarding elimination of double marginalization.
New Books Published by TAP Scholars in 2021
Publication Date: January 11, 2022
Introduction to recent books by TAP scholars that examine issues about privacy, AI, patents, antitrust, national security, and cloud computing.
Randy Picker Explains How Recent Antitrust Bills “Could Change Big Tech as We Know It”
Publication Date: August 20, 2021
University of Chicago Law School professor Randy Picker discusses the key insights from four platform antitrust bills that were recently introduced to the House for consideration.
Professor Nicholas Economides Explains How Giving Data Away for Free is a Market Failure
Publication Date: March 5, 2021
Professor Nicholas Economides, Stern School of Business of NYU, and Professor Ioannis Lianos, University College of London Faculty of Laws, explain how digital platforms have caused a market failure.
Recent Papers from TAP Scholars
Publication Date: January 15, 2021
A selection of articles recently written by TAP scholars explore AI and the impact on privacy, how to safeguard privacy and security in an interconnected world, digital platforms and antitrust, and patent reform to support innovation.
The Year in Review for Digital Technology
Publication Date: December 30, 2020
Harvard Business School professor Shane Greenstein provides a tongue-in-cheek look at notable digital technology events and people from 2020.
Peter Swire Provides a Framework for Assessing Issues of Data Portability
Publication Date: October 9, 2020
A new report by Georgia Tech Professor Peter Swire provides a framework for assessing issues of data portability.