George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Papers for Second Annual Digital Information Policy Conference Announced

The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University School of Law will host a Scholars Conference on the economics of digital information policy on Friday, April 28, 2017. The mission of PEP is to promote the sound application of economic analysis to issues surrounding the digital information economy through original research, policy outreach, and education.

The Scholars Conference will showcase fourteen original law & economics research papers. Presenters and topics include:

  • Derek Bambauer (U of Arizona Law) on Algorithms, Decisionmaking, and Privacy
  • Sam Blazek (U of Texas) on the Price of Privacy and Anonymous Electronic Marketplaces
  • James Cooper (Director, PEP) on Measuring Autonomy Losses from the 2012 Google Privacy Policy Changes
  • Martina Ferracane (European Centre for Intl Political Economy) on Stricter Regimes of Data Flows
  • Mark Flood (US Treasury Office of Financial Research) on Cryptography and the Economics of Supervisory Information
  • Jon Klick (U of Pennsylvania Law) on State Data Breaches and Income Tax e-Filing
  • Michael Kummer (Georgia Tech) on Mobile Applications and Access to Private Data
  • Siona Listokin (GMU Policy & Govt) on Data Collection, Data Use, and Firm Performance
  • Talal Rahim (Boston U) on Controlling Prices on Peer-to-Peer Platforms
  • Sasha Romanosky (RAND Corp) on Content Analysis of Cyber Insurance Policies
  • Meiping Sun (Columbia) on EMV Technology and Credit Card Fraud
  • Ying Lei Toh (U of Toulouse) on Privacy and Quality in Data Disclosure
  • Jose Tudon (U of Chicago) on an Empirical Investigation on Net Neutrality
  • Liad Wagman (Illinois Inst of Technology) on Effects of State Wiretapping Laws on Drug Crimes

The Conference will also feature a luncheon keynote from Ginger Jin, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics.

The Scholars Conference will be held at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, located at 3351 Fairfax Drive in Arlington, Virginia. The conference will run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. There is no cost to register, and continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

You can see event information and the agenda, and register to attend at:

For further information, you may call or send an email to Jeff Smith, at 703.993.8382 or