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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

The Future of the Internet

April 30th, 2010

The John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building Koret-Taube Conference Center

366 Galvez, Stanford University


Ward Hanson, Director, SIEPR Policy Forum

The Internet and the Economy

Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, Speaking from the FCC in Washington

Economics and Internet Innovations

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google, "Computer-Mediated Transactions"

David Reily, Research Scientist, Yahoo!, "Efficient Advertising"

Jonathan Levin, Stanford University,"The Future of Health Information Technology"

Broadband Value and Access

Greg Rosston, SIEPR, "The Value of Broadband"

Derek Slater, Senior Policy Analyst, Google, "Good Data Makes Good Policy: Two Experiments for the Future of Broadband"


The Demo Hour- Stanford startups and other cool Net products...

The National Broadband Plan

Blair Levin, Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative, FCC "The Fourth Challenge"

The Internet Changing Business

Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine and Author of The Long Tale and Free, "Atoms are the New Bits"

Law and Internet Regulation

Pamela Samuelson, UC Berkeley, "Intellectual Property: Obstacle or Innovation Enabler on the Internet"

Barbara van Schewick, Stanford University, "Access and Openness"

Using the Social Web

Byron Reeves, Stanford University & Owen Van Natta, Former CEO, "Using Games and Virtual Worlds to Change the Way People Work and Businesses Compete"

Summing Up

Ward Hanson, Director, SIEPR Policy Forum


*Reception to Follow