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MICDE Seminar Series: Jamie Holber

2022 South Thayer Building 202 S Thayer St, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Using automation technology to gather and disseminate information to the public is commonly viewed as a government-led effort to enhance oversight and address the principal-agent problem in bureaucracy. However, focusing on the expansion of China’s automatic ambient air quality monitoring network in the last decade (2012-2022), Jamie argues that technology is being utilized as a tool to emphasize optics but overlook the substantive problems.