Blogs&Reviews

  • What are we regulating for?

    Cristina Caffarra, 03 September 2021

    Cristina Caffarra discusses why current proposals for digital platform regulation are not going to get us far.

  • The antitrust orthodoxy is blind to real data harms

    Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford, Johnny Ryan, 22 April 2021

    Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford and Johnny Ryan make the case that (lack of) privacy is an (often unobservable) price of using digital platforms, and that (lack of) privacy facilitates mainstream antitrust harms such as exploitation and foreclosure by dominant digital platforms.

  • Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: A review

    Shafik Hebous, 07 April 2021

    Shafik Hebous admires how Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod draw out common threads of tax principles and practice that have underlain tax systems for thousands of years to show us why polices were chosen, and why they failed or prevailed.

  • Democracy in Iceland

    Thorvaldur Gylfason, 31 March 2021

    Thorvaldur Gylfason argues that unless Iceland's Parliament confronts the country's oligarchs and respects the will of the people by ratifying the new constitution designed to reverse the retreat of age-old democracy, it risks becoming a failed state.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • László Andor, 10 September 2020

    László Andor reviews a memoir by Olli Rehn, his former colleague at the Commission and a central figure in the response to the euro crisis of 2010-14.

  • Eduardo Levy Yeyati, 06 August 2020

    Eduardo Levy Yeyati argues that a countercyclical liquidity fund could complete the financial architecture not only by providing much needed lending of last resort during systemic crises, but also as a way to attract less unstable private capital to emerging economies.

  • Steve Charnovitz, Gary Hufbauer, 28 July 2020

    The U.S. Court of International Trade’s landmark decision voiding President Trump's tariffs on steel from Turkey opens the door to future challenges of US trade actions based on equal protection grounds

  • Thorsten Beck, 27 July 2020

    Thorsten Beck believes that while the compromise reached on the European recovery support will not be enough to overcome the COVID-19 challenges in the EU, it is an important first step.

  • Joshua P. Meltzer, 26 June 2020

    Joshua Meltzer argues that the Trump administration has failed to provide a coherent vision for maintaining and expanding US competitiveness in the 21st century, including through its trade policy.

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