Nonso Obikili is a policy associate at Economic Research Southern Africa and a research associate at the Laboratory for the Economics of Africa's Past (LEAP), Stellenbosch University.
Prison Labor Can Create Perverse Incentives for Incarceration and Reduce Trust in Legal Institutions
Government proponents of prison labor should be mindful of the potential for negative effects, including increased incarceration rates and citizens’ deteriorating views...
How Many Banks Are at Risk of Insolvency Right Now?
Given the recent banking turmoil and failure of SVB and Signature and issues in First Republic, it is important to understand the...
The Challenges of Regulating Disinformation
In response to rising concerns about political disinformation, governments have introduced a slew of interventions. Federico Vaccari warns in new research that...
India’s Evolving Industrial Policy Is Critical for Realizing Its Development Vision
Industrial policy was once so out of fashion that it was jokingly called “the policy that shall not be named.” Now it’s...
Can Twitter Be a Force for Good? Social Media Helps Curb Corporate Misconduct
Collective shaming on social media is crucial in reducing corporate misbehavior — and society would be significantly worse off without watchdog platforms.
The Historical Cost of Populism
Most work on populism has investigated the reasons why voters choose populist leaders and governments. In new research, Moritz Schularick, Christoph Trebesch,...
Globalization’s Uneven Impact on Women’s Occupational Attainment
The literature on globalization’s impact on women’s workforce participation generally takes a positive outlook but still produces mixed results. In their research,...
Nobel Laureate Douglas Diamond on How the Fed Could Have Prevented SVB’s Collapse
Nobel Laureate and bank run expert Douglas Diamond argues that the Fed’s choice to signal long-term low interest rates, and then suddenly...