Hal Varian: Chief Economist Google
We are honoured to announce that on the 20th of March Hal Varian will visit Room for Discussion. Some of you might know him as the author of your microeconomics textbook, others because of his position as chief economist at Google. As a microeconomist prof. Varian has specialized in the role of information in the economy. Starting consulting for Google in 2002 he has been key to Google’s auction design system and corporate strategy. Google has radically changed the way we receive our information, practically serving as the gatekeeper to the internet. However, in recent times there has been increased scrutiny towards superstar firms. During the interview we will discuss among others how information is transforming the economy and the role of Google in the modern economy.