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New Tech Policy Research Aggregator

There’s a new joint venture in town:  A website that aggregates academic research on IT policy, from IP to privacy, to network governance, to the cloud, to antitrust, to economic growth.

Technology | Academics| Policy (TAP).

Interesting collection of sponsors.  Check it out.

2 thoughts on “New Tech Policy Research Aggregator”

  1. It’s rather curious.

    I was just poking around for a minute, but the “sort by date” function doesn’t seem to work currently, and when I tried to access articles, it basically sent me to Bing (not Google, notably), which sent me to SSRN, which is where I would look for new things anyway.

    It also gives the appearance that everyone listed is actually associated with the project in some way. Is that correct?

    I thought the “scholar rating” thing was kind of interesting too. Looks like some scholar people are voting and giving 3/5 star ratings. I wonder how that’s going to pan out?

  2. TAP’s content manager, Karen here – thanks for taking the time to check out our site.

    The 80+ scholars featured on TAP (see full list ) are from institutions throughout the nation and are recognized as being key voices in debates on technology policy issues. Their association with TAP? They have either been invited to participate on the TAP site, recommended by a trusted scholar, or have requested to participate. Article rating—this is done by the TAP scholars. I too find it interesting that most of the articles that have been rated are receiving 4 and 5 stars. It will be interesting to see how this evolves.

    Our devs are working to fix the year sort. It should be resolved soon. We are continuing to update the site with new article summaries, events, etc. as well as make some improvements in functionality. If you have any additional comments, please email us at

    Currently, TAP is highlighting the work of Glenn Ellison. Some of his recent works include: “A Search Cost Model of Obfuscation ” which looks at retailers’ responses to consumers’ efforts to compare prices, and “Position Auctions with Consumer Search ” which explores how ads shown by search engines affect consumers. Come back and visit the TAP again!

    TAP Content Manager

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