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Five reasons why Europe fines Google and the US tech sector

Since June of last year, the EU has fined Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company) $7.7 billion. But what has Alphabet done to receive such high fines? Dr. Mark Jamison, Gunter Professor and Director of the Public Utility Research Center, discusses five reasons why the EU imposes record-breaking fines on U.S. tech companies in his latest blog post.

What’s behind the push for vertical mergers?

Cash. Okay. It is more complicated than that, explains Dr. Mark Jamison, Gunter Professor and Director of the Public Utility Research Center. Dr. Jamison discusses how vertical mergers can provide network operators with financial resources important for expanding infrastructure in his latest AEI blog post.  

America should build on the Swiss model to regulate cryptocurrency

Public Utility Research Center Director Dr. Mark Jamison explains how the emergence of cryptocurrencies has once again pushed technology ahead of current regulatory systems. In the story published on The Hill, Dr. Jamison discusses how regulators can navigate diverse and rapidly changing cryptocurrency business models using the current Swiss model as an example. Read the complete article from The Hill.

Now that Russia has apparently hacked America’s grid, shoring up security is more important than ever

Director of Energy Studies at the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Ted Kury, explains how it’s easier to see how customers benefit from increased grid security than it is to justify making them pay for it. Read Dr. Kury’s full article, originally published in The Conversation, from UF News.

Can social media platforms regain user trust?

As social media platforms like Facebook come under fire for unethical usage of personal data, many people are considering deleting their social media presence. Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Mark A. Jamison offers insight as to what can be done to help social media platforms regain user trust in the era of #deletefacebook. Read Dr. Jamison’s suggestions on his American Enterprise Institute (AEI) blog: Political usage of Facebook data is old hat, but still

Cryptocurrency: A challenge for regulators | In 60 seconds

Governments from around the world are expressing concerns about cryptocurrencies and how to regulate them. However, as Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Mark A. Jamison explains, economic relationships in the digital economy aren’t likely to stop disrupting historic approaches to regulation. Watch his video from the American Enterprise Institute below.

Why Trump may usher in the biggest gas tax hike ever

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies and infrastructure expert Dr. Ted Kury has studied taxes and energy as well as how the government leverages what it spends on infrastructure through public-private partnerships. In his article, originally published on The Conversation, he speculates on what could be the first federal gas tax increase in 25 years. Read more from UF News.

Should you invest in Bitcoin? | In 60 seconds

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Mark A. Jamison answers if Bitcoin is an investment you should consider making. Watch his video from the American Enterprise Institute below.

Podcast: Mark Jamison on bitcoin and cryptocurrency

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Mark A. Jamison discuss how cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin work and how they are different from government-backed currency on the American Enterprise Institute‘s podcast Banter. Listen to the discussion on the AEI website.

What is cryptocurrency? | In 60 seconds

Dr. Mark Jamison, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Utility Research Center, breaks down what cryptocurrencies are and why everybody is talking about them, all in 60 seconds. Dr. Jamison answers more of your questions like Should cryptocurrencies be regulated? and Is Bitcoin an energy hog? on his American Enterprise Institute blog.