Our Next SIEPR Policy Forum, Powerful Tools: Innovation Challenges for the Next President, Friday, December 4th, 2015.
About the Forum
The first panel is on using market force to accomplish good - especially in areas such as energy use and climate. Al Roth will follow with a related theme - some of his Nobel winning work on matching markets. The second panel is on the power fo advanced genetics - especially the implications of the new "CRISPR" technology. The third panel is on the economics and policy issues surrounding end-to-end encryption, and especially whether firms and product designers can and should provide "exceptional access" to governments. This affects not only our communication devices, but increasing the "Internet of Things."
Using Markets for Good
From Worst Case to Smart Launches- Tom Colvin (Stanford)
Intellectual Property and DNA - Mark Lemley (Stanford)
(The economics of secure online communications versus government backdoors for the Internet and Internet of Things)
Herbert Lin (Stanford, CISAC)
(Additional panel members TBD)
3:00 Innovation and Jobs
Enrico Moretti (U.C. Berkeley Economics)
For additional information, please contact SIEPR Policy Forum Director Ward Hanson or Director of Events Ellen Moore.
The Evolution of Finance, Friday, May 15th, 2015.
About the Forum
Moderator: John Shoven - Charles Schwab Professor of Economics and Trione Director of SIEPR
Two of the leading companies using algorithmic investing to better serve investors will discuss their experiences from founding to "blue chip" status, and how pioneering finance research transforms into entrepreneurial success.
Dan Aisen - IEX
IEX became famous as the "white knight" startup in the book Flashboys. By algorithm design, IEX seeks to level the playing field for investors and high frequency traders. Joining the discussion are lead members of the San Francisco office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, tasked with ensuring entrepreneurial finance companies are fair and transparent.
Invoice2go - Brendan Kereiakes
CreditKarma - Rama Katkar
Venmo - Esther Jang
Entrepreneurs are challenging almost all aspects of traditional finance. Join the discussion with some of the most exciting startups creating new payment systems, consumer credit opportunities, and innovative brokerages.
Speaker Biographies: Click here.
All current Stanford students are welcome, as well as members of the Stanford community with a Stanford ID. Others are welcome by invitation.
If you are interested in the Forum, please contact SIEPR Policy Forum Director Ward Hanson.
SIEPR Policy Forum, The App Economy, Friday, January 30th, 2015.
Our Winter Policy Forum on the The App Economy was fascinating, with a look at the explosion of mobile activity in the U.S. and around the World. We began with a look at the trends in the industry, followed by a number of the consequences.
An agenda, with biography links, is here.
Big Data is sweeping business and government. Those with "data skills" are highly sought after job applicants. Some view Big Data as the next big job and productivity generator for the U.S. economy.
At the same time, big data presents a confusing and worrisome challenge. Whether its Big Brother (such as the NSA) or "Little Brother (such as your cell phone company), many are worried about how big data tracks and predicts our every movement.
Come hear, debate, and meet some of the world experts on the impact of big data on our economy. What does it mean for you, your career, and our lives?
For a look at the agenda, please click here.