Social Networks and Innovation Presenter Liad Wagman
Assistant Professor of Economics at Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Wagman received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Economics from Duke University and his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Stanford University. His research is in the areas of Industrial Organization, Economics of Information, and Entrepreneurial Finance, where he studies issues of information utilization and trade, innovation, e-commerce, and privacy. Wagman is the recipient of the Bauer Family Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Yahoo! Research and Engagement Award. He was a research fellow at the Duke University Computer Science Department, a research fellow at the Duke University Social Sciences Research Institute, a recipient of the Program for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences Fellowship, a nominee for the Sigma Xi Excellence in Research Award, and a recipient of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Outstanding Paper Award. Wagman’s work is published in academic journals including the American Economic Journal and Marketing Science.
Information Acquisition and Privacy Protection. Consumer privacy has been at the forefront of technology policy and proposed legislative action, from the US Federal Trade Commission’s proposed principles of “transparency” and “consumer control,” to the “Do Not Track” initiative and the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. Despite the plethora of both theoretical and experimental works in the area, only a select few policies have been evaluated empirically. This talk will offer a brief survey of recent works and disclose new theoretical and empirical findings from financial markets.