2016-17 Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program


Event Details


The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for an innovative research program designed to support research on the economics of privacy and data security. The Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program is designed to support research on the economics of privacy and data security. Topics of special interest include: consumer valuation of privacy; the measurement of privacy harms; the proper role of privacy harms in tort, consumer protection acts, or other legal actions; biometrics; the impact of privacy disclosures; the relationship between privacy and data security; issues relating to data security in the payment cards industry; tradeoffs between information flows and data security; and the impact of privacy and data security regulation on information flows.  Empirical or experimental projects are strongly preferred to theoretical or doctrinal research.

The PEP will provide lodging and meals at all events. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation arrangements and expenses, but they will receive honoraria designed to defray travel and opportunity costs.  Total honorarium payments of $12,000 per paper will be available to those who complete all stages of the process, which proceeds in five steps that are designed to lead to the completion of an original piece of scholarly work suitable for publication.

For more information, contact Jeffrey T. Smith, Coordinator, Henry G. Manne Programs, at jsmithq@gmu.edu or 703.993.8382.