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Abbey Stemler is an associate professor of business law and ethics at Indiana University.  She is a leading scholar on the regulation of the sharing economy and platform-based businesses.  In particular, her research aims to expose the evolving realities of Internet-based innovations and find ways to effectively regulate them without hindering their beneficial uses.  As she sees it, many modern firms inhabit a world that operates under alien physics—where free is often costly and “smart” is not always wise.  She therefore employs tools and insights from economics, behavioral science, regulatory theory, and rhetoric to understand how we, as a society, can better protect consumers, privacy, and democracy.  

Abbey is also a practicing attorney, entrepreneur, and consultant for governments and multinational organizations such as the World Bank Group.


The Chicago Tribune

To secure elections, paper ballots, risk-limiting audits and fighting misinformation are required

Abbey Stemler discusses the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to secure elections

Oct 2, 2020

What the US needs to do to secure election 2020

Abbey Stemler and colleagues publish paper on disinformation and election insecurity

Sep 11, 2020