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COVID-19 Data Work and Research

As COVID-19 has driven a lot of local and state policies over the last five months, the Salem Center has dedicated a large amount of our research hours to contribute to this conversation. The mission of our project has been to gather information about large areas of economic activity in Texas. We also started with […]

Toward a Theory of Vulnerability Disclosure Policy: A Hacker’s Game

Abstract A game between software vendors, heterogeneous software users, and a hacker is introduced in which software vendors attempt to protect software users by releasing updates, i.e. disclosing a vulnerability, and the hacker is attempting to exploit vulnerabilities in the software package to attack the software users. The software users must determine whether the protection […]

Kenneth Judd Talks About Advancing Computation in Economics

Ken Judd, the Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert in the economics of taxation, imperfect competition, and mathematical economics. His current research focuses on developing computational methods for economic modeling and applying them to tax policy, antitrust issues, macroeconomics, and policies related to climate change. During his virtual visit […]

The Trade-Offs of Working From Home

As COVID policies either pushed workers toward telework or unemployment, it is important to understand the trade-offs and incentives that are now at play in this new working environment. According to a recent paper by Darja Reuschke and Alan Felstead, people’s preference to work from home is steadily on the rise in the UK. This […]

Taylor “T.J.” Canann

Dr. Taylor Canann is the Director of the Policy Research Laboratory with the Salem Center in the McCombs School of Business. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at McCombs where he studies cyber policy, the economics of information and cybersecurity, and computational economics.