Selected submissions will be presented at the Fifth Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security Policy, on June 8, 2017, at the Antonin Scalia Law School, and published in a special symposium issue of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy.
To be considered, please send an abstract outlining your proposed paper to [email protected] by April 15, 2017. Selections will be announced by May 1, 2017. Selected authors will be expected to have completed a discussion draft by June 1, 2017, to circulate to conference participants. Final papers will be due on September 1, 2017.
Topics of special interest include:
- Developing metrics to measure the costs and impacts of privacy controls.
- Unpacking the economics of privacy using microeconomic tools.
- Calculating the value of privacy for consumers through analysis of competitive offerings.
- Benefit-cost analysis of innovative data uses.
- Understanding the concept of cognizable privacy harm constituting substantial injury under Section 5 of the FTC Act.
- Measuring consumer reactions to changes in tracking.
- Understanding the value of anonymity and pseudonymity in online interactions.
- Weighing the benefits of data use to individuals, organizations, communities and society at large.
- Assessing the possibility of market failures in privacy—to what extent will the market fail to produce the “correct” amount of privacy?
- What are the roles of neoclassical and behavioral economics in explaining consumers’ relative unresponsiveness to privacy policies or the limited role for privacy as a dimension of competition?
- Are there impediments to the development of privacy offerings that play a larger role in competition among firms and platforms?
- What are the economic implications of privacy issues raised by artificial intelligence and machine learning?