The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP), part of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law, will host a Scholars Conference on the economics of digital information policy on April 29, 2016.
TOPICS: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– The impact of privacy regulation on consumers and firms
– Empirical estimation of consumer valuation of privacy
– Ex ante precautions vs. ex post mitigation in data security
– Data security in the payment industry
– The use of big data for consumers scoring
– Big data and price discrimination
– Privacy harms
– Targeted advertising
– Privacy and competition policy
– Disclosures on mobile platforms
– The impact of privacy policies on consumer behavior
Deadline: February 1, 2016. Email James C. Cooper, Director of PEP, at jcoope20[@]gmu.edu. Preference will be given to competed papers. Selected authors will be responsible for submitting a final version of their paper by April 7, 2016. In addition to presenting their paper, selected authors will be expected to serve as a discussant for one paper at the conference.
Selections will be made by February 12, 2016. The selection committee includes Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon), Michael Baye (Indiana University), James Cooper (George Mason University School of Law), Bruce Kobayashi (George Mason University School of Law), Andrew Stivers (Federal Trade Commission), and Catherine Tucker (MIT).
Selected authors will receive a $500 honorarium and will be provided lodging for the night of April 28, 2016. The conference will be open to the public.