Research OverviewMy research interests lie at the overlap of information technology, society, and economics. They include, primarily, the economics and behavioral economics of privacy and information security, and privacy in online social networks. I am maintaining a page with resources on the economics of privacy. I am interested in the economic impact of privacy protection and privacy intrusions, the relations between privacy and economic rationality, and the dichotomy between expressed privacy attitudes and actual revealed behavior. My previous research interests included the many ways the interaction and interconnection of human and artificial agents affect highly networked information economies, producing an hybrid form of capital that I call intelligent capital. They also included voter-verifiable electronic schemes for receipt-free, universally verifiable elections with write-in ballots A list by publication type with links to published articles and working papers is included in my CV. Links to some of my articles together with citation records may also be found from my Google Scholar page. Some papers are also available from my SSRN page. A list of selected talks can be found here.
- Privacy and Human Behavior in the Age of Information, Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and George Loewenstein, Science, 347(6221), 2015.
- The Economics of Privacy, Alessandro Acquisti, Curtis Taylor, and Liad Wagman. Journal of Economic Literature, 54(2), 2016.
- Nudges for Privacy and Security: Understanding and Assisting Users' Choices Online, Alessando Acquisti, Idris Adjerid, Rebecca Hunt Balebako, Laura Brandimarte, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Saranga Komanduri, Pedro Giovanni Leon, Norman Sadeh, Florian Schaub, Manya Sleeper, Yang Wang, and Shomir Wilson, to appear in ACM Computing Surveys, 2017.