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:

  • Penny Bamber, Karina Fernandez-Stark, Daria Taglioni, 27 May 2020

    Penny Bamber, Karina Fernandez-Stark and Daria Taglioni show how the fragmentation of production and the new manufacturing bases in developing countries over the past 20 years have increased—not diminished—the ability of countries to respond to the unexpected sudden spikes in demand experienced during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Joshua P. Meltzer, 20 May 2020

    As the US heads into recession, Joshua Meltzer argues that what US trade policy should be and how the country can lead again on trade is a debate we need to have.

  • John Cochrane, 16 May 2020

    John Coltrane hopes the model of scientific publications inspires economics journal editors to action.

  • Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford, Tommaso Valletti, 11 May 2020

    Cristina Caffarra, Gregory Crawford and Tommaso Valletti argue that concerns about the impact on potential future competition of mergers between acquisitive platforms and small players are broader than ‘killer acquisitions’; they include ‘reverse killer acquisitions’ as well.

  • Andreas Georgiou, 23 April 2020

    Andreas Georgiou argues that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic is the latest example of the failure of the EU to deliver one of the most the most basic raisons d’ être of a union of states, namely, the effective provision of union-level public goods. 

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