Information Economics

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Assistant Professor
Alumni (PhD 2012)
Development Economics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Econometrics, ICTD
John Chuang
Professor
Bio-sensory computing; brainwave authentication; information economics and policy
Steven Weber
Faculty Director, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and Professor (I School and Dept. of Political Science)
International politics, international business, and the information economy; Cybersecurity; Behavioral economics within Information Systems

Recent Publications

May 8, 2018

The creators of technical infrastructure are under social and legal pressure to comply with expectations that can be difficult to translate into computational and business logics. This dissertation bridges this gap through three projects that focus on privacy engineering, information security, and data economics, respectively. These projects culminate in a new formal method for evaluating the strategic and tactical value of data: data games. This method relies on a core theoretical contribution building on the work of Shannon, Dretske, Pearl, Koller, and Nissenbaum: a definition of situated information flow as causal flow in the context of other causal relations and strategic choices.

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Information Economics news

Bloc by Bloc. Image courtesy of Harvard University Press.

In his newly published book, Bloc by Bloc, Professor Steven Weber explores the future of the global enterprise as international tensions reach new heights.

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Concerns regarding Beijing's censorship and human rights record continue to disrupt tech-industry ties between the U.S. and China.

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Hal Varian, professor emeritus and former dean of the School of Information, has been named a 2015 Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association.
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Once a pervasive surveillance infrastructure is in place, a government will always have an incentive to abuse that power, according to new research.
Hal R. Varian

The School of Information is delighted to announce the creation of its first endowed chair, the Hal R. Varian Chair in Information Economics, thanks to a generous gift from Hal R. Varian, the founding dean of the I School and now the Chief Economist at Google, with matching funds from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Joshua Blumenstock
Blumenstock’s research measures how person-to-person financial transfers via mobile phone affect the risk and income volatility of the agriculturally-based economies of rural Rwanda.
Josh Blumenstock
Blumenstock is analyzing a database of every interpersonal monetary transfer over Rwanda's primary telecom network from 2005-2009, including over 1 billion transfers and phone calls by 1 million individuals.