The Economics of Digital Services: A New Initiative to Promote Research on Digital Platforms


Special Event

United States

The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) and Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences are pleased to announce their new initiative on “The Economics of Digital Services.”  Thanks to the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this initiative will provide grants to support new research into the impact of data, algorithms, and innovative business models on digital platforms.

CTIC and the Warren Center are delighted to bring together a distinguished panel of experts to commemorate the launch of this new endeavor.  They will offer their perspectives on the type of research scholars and enforcement officials need to support good policymaking in this area.

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Maureen Ohlhausen
Section Chair - Antitrust & Competition Law, Baker Botts
Former Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

Howard Shelanski
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Former Director of the Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

Rakesh Vohra
George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor
Co-Director of the Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Liad Wagman
Professor of Economics, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
Senior Economic & Technology Advisor, Federal Trade Commission

Christopher Yoo
John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science
Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition
University of Pennsylvania

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