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Ward Hanson

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Ward Hanson analyzes the economics and marketing of new technology.    Other areas of interest include the role of competition, policy issues involving the evolving role of interactivity, and optimal product line pricing.  As a pioneer in studying the commercialization and impact of the Internet, he has published research articles, a leading text, and created online courses on Internet marketing.

Dr. Hanson is a member of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where he is a Fellow and the Policy Forum Director.  Previous faculty positions include the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Purdue University, and the University of Chicago.  He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

The latest Policy Forum looked at the "Big Data, Big Issues." It was held on October 25th 2013 at Stanford. Please go to the policy forum web site for more information, including short clips of the talks.








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