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:

  • Roel Beetsma, Ludger Schuknecht, 25 March 2021

    Roel Beetsma and Ludger Schuknecht argue that governments could and should deliver more for their citizens’ money.

  • Jan Bouwens, 22 February 2021

    Jan Bouwens discusses the decision by Twitter and other social media platforms to ban President Trump and members of his campaign, and the objections to the bans raised by politicians.

  • Vitor Gaspar, Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, 15 February 2021

    Vitor Gaspar and Felipe Larrain argue that COVID-19 is a pandemic that can only be controlled globally with the international community acting together, and identify four main key policy priorities going forward.

  • Simon Evenett, 11 February 2021

    Will the EU's trading partners be reassured by the new export regime on COVID-19 vaccines? If not, what could they do about it? And, could this spiral out of control? Simon Evenett outlines five scenarios going forward.

  • Rabah Arezki, Grégoire Rota-Graziosi, 03 February 2021

    Rabah Arezki and Grégoire Rota-Graziosi explore what the legacy of Covid-19 will be for our tax systems and several dimensions for the required rethinking

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