Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth Third Annual Conference on Internet Search and Innovation

Date(s) of Conference:

June 21-22, 2012


Northwestern University School of Law
Chicago, IL


The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal
scholars can gather together with Northwestern’s own distinguished faculty to
present and discuss highquality research relevant to Internet search and
innovation. The conference will cover academic work on Internet search and
innovation and the discussion will examine related public policy issues in
antitrust, regulation, and intellectual property.

Topics include:
– Internet search and antitrust
– Privacy issues in Internet search and marketing
– Competition and barriers to entry in two-sided markets
– Business method inventions and patents for Internet inventions
– The Internet, innovation, and intellectual property
– Market design, platforms, and e-commerce
– R&D and innovation in high-tech
– Open standards and entrepreneurship
– Data portability
– Cloud computing
– Joint work in economics and computer science on search algorithms and other
topics related to Internet search

Contact Information:

Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3069
(312) 503-3100


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