Walter Frick

Walter Frick is a contributing editor at ProMarket. He is also a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review, where he was previously a senior editor and deputy editor of He's the founder of Nonrival, a newsletter that provides crowdsourced economic forecasts, and has been an executive editor at Quartz, a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and an Assembly Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He has written for The Atlantic, MIT Technology Review, The Boston Globe, and the BBC, among other publications.

What Happens to Competition When Fewer Startups Go Public?

In a recent paper on “The Great Startup Sellout,” Bruno Pellegrino of Columbia University and a Stigler Center affiliate fellow, and Florian Ederer of Boston University, study how the changing life cycle of startups is affecting competition in the US economy. They conclude that the companies acquiring startups have become more and more insulated from competition.

A World With Far Fewer Mergers

Brooke Fox and Walter Frick analyze research and ideas presented at the Stigler Center Antitrust and Competition Conference that question the value of mergers.

Biden’s Second-Best Economic Agenda

Efficiency is out and political economy is in. But what does that imply about making good policy? When Barack Obama was asked about carbon pricing...

What Has the World Learned from a Year of War in Ukraine?

One year later, what has the world learned about conflict from the war in Ukraine? In an interview with ProMarket's Walter Frick, Chris Blattman...

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