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?
All current Stanford students are welcome, as well as members of the Stanford community with a Stanford ID. Others are invited by invitation. The event is free, at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 366 Galvez Street, Stanford. It begins at 10am, Friday October 25th.
For a look at the agenda, please click here.
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We welcome everyone back for the new academic year! Our next Policy Forum will be on October 25th. We will be looking at "Big Data, Big Issues."
Our SIEPR courtyard - on a quiet summer night.
Spring 2013: We Looked at Building a Private Space Program
The U.S. space program is undergoing a major transition from government control to an entrepreneurial space industry. Leading this initiative are companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Bigelow, and many others. At the same time, U.S. government leaders at NASA and the FAA are working to support this private-public partnership in space.
- - Opportunities for space industry entrepreneurs
- - Lowering the cost of space launches
- - Market opportunities for space tourism, exploration, mining, and communication
- - Using economic incentives to foster new technologies and explorations
Key space industry speakers, economists, and companies include Lori Garver of NASA, George Nield of FAA, Bill Nye, Ed Lu, Petra Moser of Stanford, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, XCOR, Google Lunar X Prize, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and United Launch Alliance.
Thursday, January 31st: Space Policy Workshop
Thursday's agenda here.
Campaign 2012 saw record spending on political activity. The SIEPR Policy Forum considered the impact of money and politics in our last policy forum, held May 11th 2012. A keynote address was given by Trevor Potter. As one of the leading experts on campaign finance law, including serving as Chair of the Federal Elections Commission and General Counsel for the McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Potter describes the current situation of Super Pacs in the wake of the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court.
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