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:

  • Anabel González, 15 February 2020

    Anabel González discusses the recently announced negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Kenya, which would be the United States’ first such accord with a sub-Saharan country

  • Charles Wyplosz, 14 February 2020

    Charles Wyplosz worries that the new European Commission five-year budget will offer no more than variations around the status quo

  • Chad Bown, 07 February 2020

    Chad Bown explains why the 'cascading protection' of the Trump administration's move to impose tariffs on even more steel and aluminium products is worrying.

  • Diane Coyle, 03 February 2020

    Diane Coyle recommends Steven Medema’s  "The Economics Book: from Xenophon to Cryptocurrency, 250 Milestones in the History of Economics" for both the beautiful illustrations and its selection of concepts and capsule explanations.

  • Anabel González, Euijin Jung, 27 January 2020

    Anabel González and Euijin Jung suggest that even though the developing countries did not create the WTO Appellate Body crisis, they may hold a key to unlock it

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