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Seth Benzell on Regulating Facebook

Season 1, Ep. 703

In this episode, Seth G. Benzell, Assistant Professor at Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics, discusses his work on how to understand and regulate Facebook, which he co-authored with Avinash Collis. You can read their article, "How to Govern Facebook: A Structural Model for Taxing and Regulating Big Tech," or their white paper, "Modeling Effective Regulation of Facebook." Benzell begins by explaining how their study differs from other studies. He describes the data they collected and how they analyzed it. And he reflects on how the data enabled them to evaluate the likely effectiveness and efficiency of different approaches to regulations. Benzell is on Twitter at @SBenzell.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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