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Hal Varian

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Hal Ronald Varian (born March 18, 1947) is an economist specialising in microeconomics and information economics. He is currently Chief Economist at Google and author of two bestselling textbooks Intermediate Microeconomics and Microeconomic Analysis. He is also co-authored of Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy and The Economics of Information Technology: An Introduction.


  • Google will make us more informed. The smartest person in the world could well be behind a plow in China or India. Providing universal access to information will allow such people to realize their full potential, providing benefits to the entire world.
    • The structure of the Internet, a report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
    • "Part 1: A review of responses to a tension pair about whether Google will make people stupid."

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