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MIT Sloan Professor Catherine Tucker on Privacy, Antitrust, and the Value of Data (Two Think Minimum)

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Tom Lenard: Hi and welcome back to TPI’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Monday, October 1st, 2019 and I’m Tom Lenard, senior fellow and president emeritus at the technology policy Institute. And today we’re excited to talk with Catherine Tucker. Catherine Tucker is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing at MIT Sloan. She’s also chair of the MIT Sloan PhD program. She’s received numerous awards. I’ll list some of them cause it’s very impressive. The NSF Career Award for her work on digital privacy, the Aaron Anderson […]

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Econometrics in the Cloud: Extending Google BigQuery ML

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Traditionally, econometric and statistical data analysis have been, and continue to be, done on local PCs. The tools of choice typically include STATA, R, SPSS, and some others, and have been for decades. Meanwhile, data storage and computer processing at levels unheard of even a few years ago has become available in the cloud to everyone. While econometric and statistical packages like STATA for local computation have evolved extensively, such tools on the cloud are new and not nearly as extensive. In order to speed our own big data analyses, we […]

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“BT Director of Regulatory Affairs Cathryn Ross on the Economics of Regulation” (Two Think Minimum)

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Bob Hahn: Good afternoon. My name is Bob Hahn and I’m delighted to be doing this podcast for the Technology Policy Institute. I’m a Senior Fellow there and the podcast is called Two Think Minimum. We’re broadcasting to you today from beautiful downtown Aspen, and if you haven’t been here, I highly recommend it. It’s got a splendid view of some spectacular mountains. Today it’s my pleasure to interview, kibitz, and possibly chat with a person who’s a good friend of mine and also an eminent regulator in the United Kingdom. […]

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DOJ Proposal May Result in Four Competitors While Avoiding Possibility of Only Two

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In a Tunney Act filing, “Preserving Wholesale/Resale Competition and Reducing Barriers to Future Facilities-Based Competition,” TPI President and Senior Fellow Scott Wallsten, weighs in with more original analysis of the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint Merger. Testifying before a House Judiciary panel on the combination in March, Wallsten deflated the 4-3 merger arguments deployed by many merger critics, stating that little evidence supported a challenge of the merger. But he raised concerns about the companies’ “outsize shares” in wholesale and resale markets potentially harming low-income customers who tend to prepay for wireless. The […]

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“BigID CEO Dimitri Sirota Brings Fresh Ideas to Privacy Debate” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum Podcast TranscriptEpisode 024: “BigID CEO Dimitri Sirota Brings Fresh Ideas to Privacy Debate” Recorded on: August 20th, 2019 Sarah Oh: Hi and welcome back to TPI’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and we’re here in Aspen, Colorado at the 2019 TPI Aspen Forum. I’m Sarah Oh, Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. Today we’re excited to talk with Dimitri Sirota, CEO and cofounder of BigID. Dimitri is the CEO of one of the first enterprise privacy management platforms called BigID and a privacy and […]

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“Former FTC Chair Timothy Muris and Jonathan Nuechterlein Discuss Antitrust in the Internet Era” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum Podcast TranscriptEpisode 023: “Former FTC Chair Timothy Muris and Jonathan Nuechterlein Discuss Antitrust in the Internet Era” Recorded on: September 24th, 2019 Scott Wallsten: Hi and welcome back to TP’Is podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Tuesday, September 24th and I’m Scott Wallsten, President and Senior fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. Today we’re excited to talk with Tim Muris and John Nuechterlein. Tim Muris is a former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and currently at George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at the Scalia Law School […]

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Economics, Experts, and Federalism in Mozilla v. FCC

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Read this blog post in our new TPInsights newsletter! In Mozilla v. FCC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit addressed dozens of questions of law, technology, and economics in its 186-page opinion on the lawfulness of the FCC’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom rulemaking. The Court upheld the FCC’s decision to return to its earlier classification of broadband Internet access service as an “information service” under Title I of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.[1] This TPInsight provides important insights into how courts consider economic analysis, competing experts, and […]

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TPI’s Two Think Minimum Podcast

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Two Think Minimum, TPI’s podcast, is reaching cruising speed with excellent guests and smart takes on newsworthy technology policy issues.  In fact, it appears to be making news, gaining ear-share and helping to advance the policy debate. We haven’t changed the recipe: recruit excellent, provocative guests and engage them on policy issues that matter, post the result, and repeat. With recent guests like CNBC business anchor Brian Sullivan, Needham and Company’s Laura Martin and former FTC chairmen, Tim Muris and William Kovacic, our job was easy. If anything has changed, […]

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“Former FTC Chairman William Kovacic on the Future of the FTC and Antitrust” (Two Think Minimum Podcast)

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Two Think Minimum Podcast TranscriptEpisode 022: “Former FTC Chairman William Kovacic on the Future of the FTC and Antitrust“Recorded on: September 11, 2019 Scott Wallsten: Hi and welcome back to TPI’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Wednesday, September 11th, 2019. I’m Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. Today we’re excited to talk with Bill Kovacic. Professor Kovacic is the Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, Professor of Law, and Director of the Competition Law Center at George Washington University Law School. He has years […]

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“eSports, Content, and Privacy with Brian Sullivan and Laura Martin” (Two Think Minimum Podcast)

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Two Think Minimum Podcast TranscriptEpisode 021: “eSports, Content, and Privacy with Brian Sullivan and Laura Martin”Recorded on: August 20, 2019 Brian Sullivan of CNBC and Laura Martin of Needham & Company sit down with Scott Wallsten in this episode recorded in Aspen, Colorado at the Technology Policy Institute’s annual Aspen Forum on August 18-20, 2019. Brian, Laura, and Scott discuss a wide range of topics from eSports, content, and privacy. Brian and Laura discuss their perspectives on the growing influence of Washington, D.C. on business decisions on Wall Street and […]

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