ECON 101 - Data economy

Six-Part Lecture Series celebrating the 101 Anniversary of Teaching Economics In Oxford

Join us and our guest experts for this new series on Data Economy

New Lecture SeriesECON 101 - Data Economy

February to July 2022

Each lecture will start at 4pm UK time

Department of Economics

This academic year marks the 101 anniversary of teaching economics at the University of Oxford.

As part of our celebration, OUBEP and the Department of Economics are running an “Econ101” lecture series on the “Data Economy”. This topic poses a range of complex economic and regulatory challenges. Through this series, we hope to inform you about the economics of the data economy.

First, we will look at who should own and have access to personal data and we should address the paradox that people often claim to care about their personal data but act in ways that suggests that they put a very low value on it. We will then consider how price discrimination and competition interact in the world of data-driven algorithmic pricing, should regulators continue to evaluate markets simply on the basis of low prices for consumers? Finally, we will analyse what risks and opportunities cryptocurrencies and other forms of decentralized finance can offer to firms and consumers around the world.

 

Our expert speakers:

Catherine Tucker (MIT Sloan)
Ole Jann (CERGE, Charles University, Czech Republic)
Eric Budish (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business)
Joe Perkins (Compass Lexecon) 
Fabien Curto Millet (Google)
Emily Oehlsen (Department of Economics, University of Oxford)dd to Calendar

 

    Seminars in the series

    The Economics of Personal Data

    The Economics of Personal Data

    Seminar dateFebruary 9, 2022 4:00 pm

    Professor Tucker will discuss the economics of personal data markets. In particular, she will talk about how data is collected about individuals and the difficulty of making good inferences on the basis of this data. She will also talk about how Read more

    Economics of Privacy

    Economics of Privacy

    Seminar dateMarch 9, 2022 4:00 pm

    Ole Jann, Assistant Professor of Economics at CERGE-EI in Prague, will talk about the Economics of Privacy. Some of the world's largest companies are built on selling their users' data, and most of us regularly give away personal data in ... Read more

    The Economics of Cryptocurrencies

    The Economics of Cryptocurrencies

    Seminar dateApril 6, 2022 4:00 pm

    Eric Budish, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business will give a lecture on the Economics of Cryptocurrencies. If you missed Eric's lecture, please find the recording here. Read more

    Energy Suppliers, Cane Toads and Regulatory Interventions

    Energy Suppliers, Cane Toads and Regulatory Interventions

    Seminar dateMay 4, 2022 4:00 pm

    Joe Perkins, Senior Vice President and Head of Research at Compass Lexecon will give a lecture on Energy suppliers, cane toads and regulatory intervention. The British energy market is in crisis, with high consumer prices, many supplier ... Read more

    Digital Platform Regulation

    Digital Platform Regulation

    Seminar dateJune 23, 2022 4:00 pm

    Technology companies such as those in the famous “GAFAM” acronym seem to be the main object of attention in the fields of antitrust and regulation these days.  In particular, major efforts are afoot internationally to design new ex ante ... Read more

    Gig Economy

    Gig Economy

    Seminar dateJuly 6, 2022 4:00 pm

    Emily Oehlsen, DPhil student in Economics at the University of Oxford, is to present on Gig Economy. The exact July date is still TBC. Full lecture details to follow. Read more