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Editors’ Briefing: On Our Radar This Week (Jan. 20–29)

This week in political economy.    The world's political and business elites gathered in Davos this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic...

A Statement From ProMarket's Editors

A statement from University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor and Stigler Center Director Luigi Zingales and ProMarket editor Samantha Eyler-Driscoll.      The senior editor...

Editors’ Briefing: On Our Radar This Week (Jan. 13–20)

This week in political economy.        The backlash against big tech that began in 2017 continues in earnest. The Economist’s cover story this week: “How to...

Editors’ Briefing: On Our Radar This Week (Jan. 5–13)

This week in political economy.      Facebook is embarking on a radical overhaul of its news feed, emphasizing status updates from friends and family and...

Announcing the Participants in the 2018 Stigler Center Journalist in Residence Program

From March, the Stigler Center will welcome eight world-class journalists from Canada, Chile, China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States for an...

Editors’ Briefing: On Our Radar This Week (Dec. 22– Jan. 5)

This week in political economy.    In Project Syndicate, Joseph Stiglitz writes about the GOP’s recently-passed tax package, which he dubs “The US Donor Relief...

What’s Capitalism Got Going for It—and Against It? A New Podcast, Capitalisn’t, Tallies the Score

“Capitalism is the engine of prosperity.” “Capitalism sows the seeds of its own demise.” Could both things be true? Economists Kate Waldock and Luigi...

Editors’ Briefing: On Our Radar This Week (Dec. 16–22)

This week in political economy.        Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Schmidt, who joined Google...

Wondering How Your Financial Advisors Rank for Misconduct? There’s a Web App for That

A new site created by ProMarket board member Amit Seru (Stanford) and co-authors Mark Egan (Harvard) and Gregor Matvos (UT Austin) offers free data and...

Editors’ Briefing: On Our Radar This Week (Dec. 9–Dec. 16)

This week in political economy.      House and Senate Republicans released the final version of their tax bill late Friday afternoon. The Washington Post breaks...

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New Study Warns Antitrust Inaction May Lead To Acceptable Collusion for Public Policy Considerations

The modernization of EU antitrust laws muddied the water with regard to the ways that antitrust authorities and courts should handle situations...

Dark Money Dominates Spending by Special Interest Groups and Sways Elections

New research on undisclosed and unlimited political contributions, or dark money, exposes the increasing role that such funds play in U.S. elections.

The “Conspiracy” of Consumer Welfare Theory

Matt Stoller argues there was a conspiracy. It was more of an association with a singular purpose.

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...

Voters Still Believe Politics is About the Common Good, Not Just Rent-Seeking

Do voters still believe that politics can be a source for common-good policies and not just partisan bickering and rent-seeking? With political...

How to Design Data Protection Laws That Actually Work 

More and more countries are passing data protection laws, yet empirical studies show that these laws rarely deliver on their promises. A...

Are Monopolists or Cartels the True Source of Anticompetitive US Political Power?

Trade associations are often the biggest obstacles to competitive markets, especially when those organizations use their influence to change public policy in...