Friday, December 4, 2015

SIEPR Policy Forum, Powerful Tools: Innovation Challenges for the Next President,

I'll be speaking at lunch today at the SIEPR Policy Forum, 
Powerful Tools:  Innovation Challenges for the Next President

About the Forum
Innovation is moving beyond information to the physical world.   For this Policy Forum, we consider three innovation areas with great promise and risk - tools powerful enough to change the world around us.  

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
Smart Markets for Energy Conservation -  Zach Gentry (Enlighted Inc.)
From Worst Case to Smart LaunchesTom Colvin (Stanford)
12:00 pm Lunch Speaker:  Al Roth (Stanford Economics, 2012 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
Who Gets What – and Why
(Lunch following speaker, provided to all registered attendees)
1:00 pm
Designing Life
CRISPR-CAS9: Designer DNA - Hank Greely (Stanford)
Intellectual Property and DNA - Mark Lemley (Stanford) 
2:00 Economics and End-to-End Encryption:  The Cost and Benefits of "Exceptional Access"
(The economics of secure online communications versus government backdoors for the Internet and Internet of Things)
John Mitchell (Stanford Vice Provost, Computer Science)
Herbert Lin (Stanford, CISAC)
(Additional panel members TBD)

3:00 Innovation and Jobs
Enrico Moretti (U.C. Berkeley Economics)
 Reception to follow.


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