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Welcome to the Autumn 2004 course Wiki for Information Technology & Public Policy (UW CSE P 590TU // UC Berkeley PP 190/290-009 // UCSD CSE 291).

Announcements

  • 11/1/04: Final Project Teams are posted. Check them asap, and make sure you are where you are supposed to be. Comments, questions, requests still being accepted. Thanks, The Mgmt.
  • 10/11/04: Create a Wiki account here! We are about to lock the account creation function (after which you will have to come groveling to Tap).
  • 10/11/04: We have re-ordered some class content. The result is additional readings for this Thursday! Please consult the reading list and course schedule. Apologies for the late notice.
  • 9/11/04: The topic of the first class session will be "Innovation Incentives." Please prepare by reading S. Maurer and S. Scotchmer, http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~scotch/prizes.pdf "Procuring Knowledge,"] Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth 15:1 (2004).

Instructors

office hours: Mondays, 10-12, CSE 570 / 206-543-4755, or by appointment, or by email

office hours: TBD, or by appointment, or by email

TA: Tapan Parikh, UW Computer Science & Engineering

UCSD: Geoff Voelker University of California, San Diego email

Summary

This course will introduce various information technology policy issues including the IT innovation ecosystem; Internet governance and use; electronic voting; intellectual property law and economics; technology transfer, intellectual property policies; antitrust; IT workforce issues; computer security and critical infrastructures; privacy and encryption; legislative threats; network markets, interoperability, and standards.

The course is a 4-site distance-learning experiment involving the University of Washington, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and Microsoft. Lead instructors will be Ed Lazowska (UW Computer Science & Engineering) and Steve Maurer (UCB Goldman School of Public Policy).

The course will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:20 (the UW classroom is CSE 305; the Berkeley classroom is 290 Hearst Mining Building; the Microsoft classroom is 113/1159; the UCSD classroom is AP&M 4301), with two 15-minute breaks at approximately 7:20 and 8:20. The first course session will be Thursday September 30. The final course session will be Thursday December 10. There will be no class on November 11 (Veterans Day) and November 25 (Thanksgiving). There will thus be 9 3-hour course sessions.

Course requirements will include substantial reading, active class participation (to the extent possible given the crufty electronic format), and a substantial term project that is essentially a "balanced policy brief" on some topic related to IT policy.

Course Info

Course Readings and Schedule

Lecture Notes and Discussion

Course Project

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