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Ben Edelman

This is an archived page, listing content as of January 2004.

For current research, see Ben's current web site.

Ben Edelman Ben Edelman

Technical Analyst (May 1998 - Sept. 2002)
Student Fellow (Sept. 2002 - Jan. 2004)

[ Bio | Publications | Media Coverage | Invited Presentations ]
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Ben is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Economics at Harvard University and a student at the Harvard Law School. He previously studied economics and statistics as a student at Harvard College.

Ben's recent research agenda includes evaluation of registrations in new TLDs, a quantitative comparison of commercial and non-commercial uses of the Internet, and an examination of Internet filtering efforts by governments worldwide.

When at the Berkman Center, Ben's projects included analyzing the formative documents and continued activities of ICANN, running Berkman Center webcasts, and developing software tools for real-time use in meetings, classes, and special events. Ben previously oversaw ICANN Public Meeting webcasts and operated the technology used at ICANN's quarterly meetings. More recently, he wrote about domain name politics, particularly in the context of expired domain names subsequently used for pornography and registered with false WHOIS data.

Ben has served as a consulting and testifying expert for a variety of clients, including the ACLU, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Football League, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Wells Fargo.

Visit Ben's current web site.

Selected Publications

Domain Names and ICANN

Filtering the Internet

Electronic Commerce

Retransmission and Geographic Restrictions

Testimony transcripts and additional publications are available upon request.

Media Coverage

Selected media coverage of recent projects



May 7, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

Adware and Spyware

Ben Edelman

Berkman Luncheon Series: 5/07/03 - Ben Edelman on Adware and Spyware

Feb 13, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

Transparency Research

Professor Jonathan Zittrain and Ben Edelman

Berkman Luncheon Series: 2/13/03 - Professor Jonathan Zittrain and Ben Edelman on Transparency Research