Moderator Commentary Sessions

Telecommunications Policy Research Conference
Friday, September 25, 2015
4:00 pm

This year, TPRC will include a set of three new “Moderator Commentary” sessions, to be held on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 25. These sessions place two conference papers in conversation with each other. Each features the presentation of a pair of papers on a related topic followed by a detailed commentary from a moderator with expertise in the field. Moderator Commentary sessions will run 90 minutes. The authors and moderator will each have 22 minutes to present, leaving approximately 20 minutes for conversation and audience Q&A.

Moderator: Ashkan Soltani, FTC

  • Privacy Concern, Trust, and Desire for Content Personalization, Darren M. Stevenson,* University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; Josh Pasek, University of Michigan
  • Meaningful Consent: The Economics of Privity in Networked Environments, Jonathan Cave, University of Warwick

Moderator: Eli Noam, Columbia University

  • Reconsidering Copyright, Thomas Beard, Auburn University; George S. Ford,* Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies; Gilad Sorek, Auburn University; Lawrence J. Spiwak, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
  • What Is the Appropriate Economic Goal of Copyright in the Digital Age?, Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute

Internet Access
Moderator: Jonathan Nuechterlein, FTC

  • Deja Vu All Over Again: Questions and a Few Suggestions on How the FCC Can Lawfully Regulate Internet Access, Rob Frieden, Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
  • The Constitutional Conundrums Created by the FCC's Open Internet Order, Ben Sperry,* International Center for Law & Economics; Geoffrey A. Manne, International Center for Law & Economics