January 13, 2005
The University of Colorado's President Betsy Hoffman visited Professor Phil Weiser's seminar on Law and Economics in the Information Age. The Seminar (click here for the course syllabus) focuses on various issues raised by the information age. These include the problems of standard setting, the regulation of broadband and wireless technologies, the regulation of the Internet, and the role of copyright in the age of digital content. The course is taught by Professor Phil Weiser and Mr. Ray Gifford, President of the Progress and Freedom Foundation.President Hoffman came to CU in September of 2000. Before that she was Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a second Ph.D. in economics from the California Institute of Technology. She has written extensively on the problems of law and economics, and on behavioral economics.The seminar session focused on the basic problems of legal policy in the information age. To view an Adobe PDF file containing President Hoffman's PowerPoint slides from the class session, click here.