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May 2014Information Lost: Will the "Paradise" that Information Promises, to both Consumer and Firm, be "Lost" on Account of Data Breaches? The Epic is Playing Out
in Economics of Digitization, Avi Goldfarb, Shane Greenstein, and Catherine Tucker, editors
Vast amounts of information result from business and consumer search, communication, and transactions. All this information can enhance market efficiency and consumer surplus as firms tailor products to buyers. But, there is increased risk of information loss. What issues should be on the Digital Agenda with regard to information loss, and what data are available to inform and generate incentives for consumer, business, and policy interactions in the information marketplace? This paper reviews the situation and points out where we need more thought and more data. Topics include: (1) Frameworks for analysis: How should we model the information marketplace, particularly with regard to the benefits and costs of information aggregation and protection? (2) Quantification and data: What is...
October 2013Information Lost (Apologies to Milton)
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Vast amounts of information result from business and consumer search, communication, and transactions. All this information can enhance market efficiency and consumer surplus as firms tailor products to buyers. But, there is increased risk of information loss. What issues should be on the Digital Agenda with regard to information loss, and what data are available to inform and generate incentives for consumer, business, and policy interactions in the information marketplace? This paper reviews the situation and points out where we need more thought and more data. Topics include: (1) Frameworks for analysis: How should we model the information marketplace, particularly with regard to the benefits and costs of information aggregation and protection? (2) Quantification and data: What is...

Forthcoming: Information Lost: Will the "Paradise" that Information Promises, to both Consumer and Firm, be "Lost" on Account of Data Breaches? The Epic is Playing Out, Catherine L. Mann. in Economics of Digitization, Goldfarb, Greenstein, and Tucker. 2014

August 2010Report on the State of Available Data for the Study of International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
with Robert C. Feenstra, Robert E. Lipsey, Lee G. Branstetter, C. Fritz Foley, James Harrigan, J. Bradford Jensen, Lori Kletzer, Peter K. Schott, Greg C. Wright: w16254
This report, prepared for the Committee on Economic Statistics of the American Economic Association, examines the state of available data for the study of international trade and foreign direct investment. Data on values of imports and exports of goods are of high quality and coverage, but price data suffer from insufficient detail. It would be desirable to have more data measuring value-added in trade as well as prices of comparable domestic and imported inputs. Value data for imports and exports of services are too aggregated and valuations are questionable, while price data for service exports and imports are almost non-existent. Foreign direct investment data are of high quality but quality has suffered from budget cuts. Data on trade in intellectual property are fragmentary. The int...
May 2007Understanding the U.S. Trade Deficit: A Disaggregated Perspective
with Katharina Pl├╝ck
in G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment, Richard H. Clarida, editor

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