Brooke Fox

Brooke Fox is the Managing Editor of the political economy publication, ProMarket, at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy. She specializes in communicating research, data and financial and economic concepts to a variety of audiences. Prior to her roles at the University of Chicago she worked as a reporter on the Visual and Data Journalism team at the Financial Times in New York City.

Chart of the Week: Concentration in Ticket-Selling Market Produces Costly Outcomes

Economists overwhelmingly agree that the lack of competition in the market for ticket-selling intermediaries leads to attendees paying more, according to a...

Survey Highlights Backlash to Increasingly Political Corporate America

A recent poll shows that 71% of Americans view large companies negatively. The change has been driven by Republicans who dislike the...

Fighting New Antitrust Rules Is a Bad Move for Big Tech

With new limits on platforms taking effect in the EU and U.S. politicians showing greater willingness to defy tech titans, companies would...

Researchers Find Reduced Competition After Pandemic

The chart of the week comes from a new research paper that documents the increase in small business closures during the Covid...

Healthcare Companies Spent More on Lobbying Than Any Other Industry Last Year

Threatened by regulated price caps from congress, the pharmaceutical industry spent nearly $390 million on lobbying in 2021 according to new data...

Chart of the Week: Economists Don’t Think Congress Should Make Price Gouging Illegal

Most economists disagree with a new bill in the US that would set limits on "unconscionably excessive prices," according to a recent...

Larry Summers Cautions Antitrust Regulators Against Broad-Brush Policy

In a wide-ranging interview with ProMarket, Summers expands on recent criticism of top antitrust enforcement officials, efforts to stymie Big Tech, monopsony,...

Chart of the Week: EU Officials and Economists Disagree Over Sanctioning Russian Natural Gas

EU economists are largely optimistic about the effects of sanctioning Russian natural gas, while EU officials are less keen.

Chart of the Week: Income Inequality Threatens Capitalism

A new survey of economists by the Initiative on Global Markets indicates that 67 percent agree or strongly agree that the rise...

Nobel Laureate Oliver Hart on Empowering Twitter’s Shareholders

In an interview with ProMarket, Nobel laureate Oliver Hart explains why broadening our perspective on fiduciary duty beyond maximizing shareholder wealth could...

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Stakeholder Motivations for “Private Sanctions” Against Russia

As the war in Ukraine enters its second year, a new study measures stakeholders’ desire to see their firms exit Russia and...

The Wicked Problem Embodied by The Twitter Files

In response to a recent ProMarket post about the Twitter Files, professor Tom Ginsburg points out that the toughest question lies in...

Study Shows Universal Bank Trades Are Informed by Private Commercial Borrower Information

New research by Rainer Haselmann, Christian Leuz, and Sebastian Schreiber finds evidence suggesting that German banks with commercial lending relationships improve their...

Industrial Policy Is a Seductive Mirage

Industrial policy was once so out of fashion that it was jokingly called “the policy that shall not be named.” Now it’s...

Antitrust Deregulation is Undermining Innovation

A 2000 amendment to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act made it easier for firms to merge without notifying US antitrust authorities. In new research,...

The Real Danger of the Twitter Files

The Editor-in-chief of the Italian news publication Domani shares his concerns about what's been left out of the controversial Twitter Files conversation...

How Do Cultural Stereotypes Spread Through Multinational Banks?

In new research, Barry Eichengreen and Orkun Saka find that trust, shaped by cultural stereotypes, partially determines how multilateral banks decide which...