Hal R. Varian

School of Information

Emeritus Professor

UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-4600

United States

http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/~hal/people/hal/biography.html

University of California, Berkeley - Operations and Information Technology Management Group

Professor

545 Student Services Building

Berkeley, CA 94720

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

20

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Statement on Prediction Markets

AEI-Brookings Joint Center Related Publication No. 07-11
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 07 May 2007
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Yale University - School of Management, University of South Florida - College of Business, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., Dartmouth College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Technology Policy Institute, George Mason University, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Chicago Law School, Stanford University, University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics, University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics, Bocconi University - Department of Economics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, Yale University - Cowles Foundation, Chapman University - Economic Science Institute, Independent, Harvard Law School, Columbia Business School - Finance, University of California, Berkeley - Organizational Behavior & Industrial Relations Group, School of Information and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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prediction markets, public policy, forecasting, regulation

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Predicting the Present with Google Trends

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Aug 2010
Hal R. Varian and Hyunyoung Choi
School of Information and S&P Global
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Google Trends, Nowcasting

Predicting the Present with Google Trends

Economic Record, Vol. 88, pp. 2-9, 2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Hyunyoung Choi and Hal R. Varian
S&P Global and School of Information
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Citation 80
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3.

Use and Abuse of Network Effects

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2020
Hal R. Varian
School of Information
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network effects

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Economists' Statement on U.S. Broadband Policy

AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. 06-06-01
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Mar 2006
New York University - Stern School of Business, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department, Institute for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit, Technology Policy Institute, Hoover Institution and Department of Economics, Stanford University, Clemson University, National Economic Research Associates Inc. (NERA) (Deceased), Georgetown University - Department of Strategy/Economics/Ethics/Public Policy, Stanford University, New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Georgetown University, University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group, School of Information, Technology Policy Institute, Kansas State University - Department of Economics and Institute for Business Innovation
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Predicting the Present with Bayesian Structural Time Series

Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Steven L. Scott and Hal R. Varian
Google Inc. and School of Information
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forecasting, Bayesian methods, model selection

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Conditioning Prices on Purchase History

Marketing Science, 24(3), 367-381, August 2005
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Nov 2002 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2018
Alessandro Acquisti and Hal R. Varian
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and School of Information
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Price discrimination, Price conditioning, Privacy, Ecommerce, Microeconomics

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Generalized Vickrey Auctions

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Apr 2007
Hal R. Varian and Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason
School of Information and UC Berkeley
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Seven Deadly Sins of Tech?

Information Economics and Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Hal R. Varian
School of Information
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information technology, competition policy

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Clinical Trials in Economics

American Economic Association, Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF's Call for Long-Term Research Agendas
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 09 Aug 2011
Hal R. Varian
School of Information
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Artificial Intelligence, Economics, and Industrial Organization

NBER Working Paper No. w24839
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 16 May 2021
Hal R. Varian
School of Information
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Bayesian Variable Selection for Nowcasting Economic Time Series

NBER Working Paper No. w19567
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2021
Steven L. Scott and Hal R. Varian
Google Inc. and School of Information
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12.

Intergenerational Risk Sharing

NBER Working Paper No. w1730
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 May 2004 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2021
Roger H. Gordon and Hal R. Varian
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and School of Information
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Taxation of Asset Income in the Presence of a World Securites Market

NBER Working Paper No. w1994
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2008
Roger H. Gordon and Hal R. Varian
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and School of Information
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Copyright Term Extension and Orphan Works

Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 965-980, 2006
Posted: 04 Apr 2008
Hal R. Varian
School of Information

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Economic FAQs About the Internet

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 75-96, Summer 1994
Posted: 20 Apr 2007
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Hal R. Varian
UC Berkeley and School of Information

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Pricing the Internet

PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, Brian Kahin and James Keller, eds., pp. 269-314, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995
Posted: 20 Apr 2007
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Hal R. Varian
UC Berkeley and School of Information

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Some Economics of the Internet

NETWORKS, INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NEW TASK FOR REGULATION, W. Sichel, ed., Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996
Posted: 20 Apr 2007
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Hal R. Varian
UC Berkeley and School of Information

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Some FAQs About Usage-Based Pricing

Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, Vol. 28, pp. 257-65, 1995
Posted: 20 Apr 2007
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Hal R. Varian
UC Berkeley and School of Information

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Network Architecture and Content Provision: An Economic Analysis

THE INTERNET AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY, G. Brock and G. Rosston, eds., Lawrence Erlbaum: 1996
Posted: 20 Apr 2007
UC Berkeley, Xerox Corp. and School of Information

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Pricing Congestible Resources

IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 13, No. 7, pp. 1141-49, September 1995
Posted: 20 Apr 2007
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Hal R. Varian
UC Berkeley and School of Information

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