Lecture SeriesECON 101 - Data Economy
February to July 2022
2022 marks the 101 anniversary of teaching economics at the University of Oxford.
As part of our celebration, OUBEP and the Department of Economics ran an “Econ101” lecture series on the “Data Economy”. This topic poses a range of complex economic and regulatory challenges. Through this series, we informed audiences about the economics of the data economy.
First, we looked 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 then considered 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 analysed 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)dd to Calendar
Seminars in the series
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 ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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
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
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