Information Economics

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Josh Blumenstock
Associate 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
Associate Dean and Head of School; Faculty Director, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity; 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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Several young faculty have receive presitigous awards and fellowships in 2020: Aditya Parameswaran, Josh Blumenstock and David Bamman.

Josh Blumenstock

The award will support Blumenstock’s work on a new paradigm of algorithmic decision-making  that prioritizes social impact.

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.

Steven Weber

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.

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