Podcast of the Technology Policy Institute of Washington, D.C.
The Technology Policy Institute is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and inform policymakers by producing independent, rigorous research and by sponsoring educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology and communications policy.
Diane Coyle on How Economics Can Evolve with a Changing World
Professor Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Professor Coyle co-directs the Bennett Institute where she heads research under the themes of progress and productivity. She is also a Director of the Productivity Institute, a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, an expert adviser to the National Infrastructure Commission, and Senior Independent Member of the ESRC Council. She has served in public service roles including as Vice Chair of the BBC Trust, member of the Competition Commission, of the Migration Advisory Committee and of the Natural Capital Committee. Professor Coyle was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours. Her new book, "Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be," is available now.
Catherine Tucker on Algorithmic Bias
Catherine Tucker is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management Science, Professor of Marketing, Chair of the MIT Sloan Ph.D. Program, a co-founder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab, which studies the applications of blockchain, and also a co-organizer of the Economics of Artificial Intelligence Initiatives sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her research interests lie in how technology allows firms to use digital data and machine learning to improve performance, and in the challenges this poses for regulation. Professor Tucker has particular expertise in online advertising, digital health, social media, and electronic privacy. Her research studies the interface between marketing and the economics of technology and law. She holds a BA from the University of Oxford and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.
Adam White on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Adam White is the Co-Executive Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Adam is also a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Adam has served on the Leadership Councils for the Administrative Law Sections of both the ABA and the Federalist Society. After clerking for Judge David B. Sentelle of the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, Adam practiced constitutional and regulatory law in Washington with special focus on energy infrastructure regulation, financial regulation, administrative law, and constitutional separation of powers.
Larry White on Antitrust & Market Delineation of Monopolization Cases
Dr. Larry White is the Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics at the NYU Stern School. He's also General Editor of the Review of Industrial Organization and the author of numerous articles and books on industrial organization, antitrust, general regulation, and financial & bank regulation. He has also held a number of senior government positions: Senior Staff Member of the Council of Economic Advisors, Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and Chief Economist at the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice.
Clifford Winston on Markets Helping Government
Dr. Clifford Winston is a senior fellow in the Brookings Institution's Economic Studies Program. He joined TPI Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Hahn to discuss his book, "Gaining Ground: Markets Helping Government," which was published earlier this year by Brookings. This podcast is part of our special series on evidence-based policy.
Xiaomeng Lu on China's Tech Crackdown
Xiaomeng Lu is a Director in the Eurasia Group’s Geotechnology Practice, where she focuses on the interactions of emerging technologies with geopolitics, market dynamics, and regulatory norms. Before joining the Eurasia Group, she was the China Practice Lead at the consulting firm, Access Partnership, where she helped top US financial and cloud service providers enter China's market.
Really interesting topic! Using to supplement my own research in tech policy.
Wash DC, tech economics politics
Smart tech policy talk, this is a great podcast!