Christopher Yoo

Christopher Yoo
Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Christopher S. Yoo is Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science, and Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania.

His research focuses on exploring the insights that the principles of network engineering and the economics of imperfect competition can provide into the regulation of the Internet and other forms of electronic communications. He has been a leading voice in the “network neutrality” debate that has dominated Internet policy over the past several years. He is also pursuing research on copyright theory as well as the history of presidential power.

He is the author (with Daniel F. Spulber) of Networks in Telecommunications: Economics and Law (Cambridge, 2009) and (with Steven G. Calabresi) of The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush (Yale, 2008). Yoo testifies frequently before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.

He received his J.D. from Northwestern University, his M.B.A. from UCLA, and his A.B. from Harvard University.

Recent Events

June 11, 2015

Please join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Technology Policy Institute for an in-depth panel discussion about the European Commission’s recently unveiled strategy.

November 16, 2010

ITIF and Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications host a discussion of the issues that are shaping the future of digital communications.

October 1, 2010

A lively panel explores the role of Differentiated Services and similar technologies in the design of the Internet, their status on the Internet of today, and the impact of such plans on future innovations.

September 25, 2009

At this event ITIF released a report that reviews the historical development of the Internet to show that it has always had intelligence built into the core of the network and that it will have to going forward.