Fiscal Machines

Innovation, Investment, and the Internet
Monday May 11, 2015

This seminar will explore the relationship between public investment, technological innovation and twenty-first century internet infrastructure.

Overview

This seminar will explore the relationship between public investment, technological innovation and twenty-first century internet infrastructure. Questions to be addressed include:

How do the government’s investment goals and constraints differ from those of market actors?

What is the appropriate role for federal, public investment in technological innovation?

What should a twenty-first century public internet infrastructure look like, and what will it take to develop it?

Participants

Speakers:

Mariana Mazzucato

RM Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation
University of Sussex

Mariana Mazzucato is RM Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit in the University of Sussex. Her recent book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking private vs. public sector myths (Anthem, 2013) was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times.

Saule Omarova

Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

Saule Omarova is Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she specializes in regulation of financial institutions, banking law, international finance, and corporate finance.

Ashley Stelfox

Associate
Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide, PC

Ashley Stelfox is an associate in the Washington, DC office. She works closely with Jim Baller and other partners on community broadband, public-private partnership, universal service, regulatory compliance, and other matters. She is also legal counsel to the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC). Ms.

Moderator: 

Stephanie Kelton

Professor of Economics
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She served as Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (minority staff) in 2015 and then became an Economic Advisor to the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign.

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