Information Economics

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Assistant Professor
Alumni (PhD 2012)
Development Economics, Data Science, Econometrics, Machine Learning, ICTD
John Chuang
Head of School, Associate Dean, and Professor
Bio-sensory computing; brainwave authentication; information economics and policy
Steve 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

Information Economics news

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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.