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December 4, 2015 - 12:00am

SIEPR Policy Forum on Innovation Challenges for the Next President

SIEPR Policy Forum on 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."

For additional information, please contact SIEPR Policy Forum Director Ward Hanson or Director of Events Ellen Moore.


SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University

By invitation only.

December 4, 2015

11:00am to 12:00pm
Session I
Using Markets for Good
Presenter(s) : 
Smart Markets for Energy Conservation -  Zach Gentry (Enlighted Inc.)
From Worst Case to Smart Launches- Tom Colvin (Stanford)
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch Session
Who Gets What – and Why
Presenter(s) : 
Alvin Roth (Stanford Economics, 2012 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
(Lunch following speaker, provided to all registered attendees)
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Session II
Designing Life
Presenter(s) : 

CRISPR-CAS9: Designer DNA - Hank Greely (Stanford)

Intellectual Property and DNA - Mark Lemley (Stanford) 

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Session III
Economics and End-to-End Encryption: The Cost and Benefits of Government Backdoors
Presenter(s) : 
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)
Alex Doll (TenEleven Ventures)
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Session IV
Innovation and Jobs
Presenter(s) : 

Enrico Moretti (U.C. Berkeley Economics)