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Catherine Tinsley provided live commentary about election results on UK network ITV

On election night, Catherine Tinsley provided live commentary on the significance of the election results throughout the evening on ITV, a commercial TV network in the United Kingdom. In...

Catherine Tinsley: "What Would Hillary's Win Signify for Women?" (Huffington Post)
Over the past few weeks, I have heard the same question over and over: what will it mean for women if Hillary Clinton is elected? To me, the question isn’t, “what do the election results mean?” but “...
J. Bradford Jensen quoted in TheStreet article: "The 5 Reasons Economists Love Trade"
On the face of it, the numbers look grim. We have a $40 billion foreign trade gap (the difference between the mutual values of a country's imports and exports). Manufacturing jobs have crumbled...
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Larry Downes: "Google and Facebook contribute zero economic value. That’s a big problem for trade." (Washington Post)
How much value do free online services contribute to the U.S. economy? Ask any user of Google, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, and the answer would most likely be, “A lot.” But according to every...
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Burton releases EPV: "A Sanguine Assessment of North American Freight Railroads"
Larry Downes: "U.S. Digital Infrastructure Needs More Private Investment" (HBR)
There’s an urgent need to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure. Even our politicians agree on that. As anyone who has driven a car, ridden a train, turned on the tap, or lost power during a...
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Larry Downes: "A new digital divide has emerged — and conventional solutions won’t bridge the gap" (Washington Post)
Though the United States has made profound progress in making Internet access universally available, a new digital divide has emerged that defies conventional solutions. Since both Hillary Clinton...
Kovacs releases policy paper: "Business Data Services: The Potential Harm to Competitive Facilities Deployment"
Hahn releases paper: “Using Big Data to Estimate Consumer Surplus: The Case of Uber”
Jensen, Quinn, and Weymouth issue policy paper: “Winners and Losers in International Trade: Effects on U.S. Presidential Voting"

Senior Policy Scholar J. Bradford Jensen and Faculty Affiliates Dennis Quinn and Stephen Weymouth recently issued a paper, “...

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Scott Wallsten named President of the Technology Policy Institute

Senior Policy Scholar Scott Wallsten was named President of the Technology Policy Institute, effective September 1, 2016. Scott formerly served as the Institute's Vice President for Research and...

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Catherine Tinsley: "Women & Girls in Sports: When will we accept the new normal?" (Huffington Post)
Why do our cultural images lag? And what effect might this have on our girls? They return from their games sweaty, proud, and fueled with strength only to be bombarded with images contradicting what...
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Larry Downes: "Why treating the Internet as a public utility is bad for consumers" (Washington Post)
Open Internet advocates celebrated long and loud in June when a federal court upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s “net neutrality” rules that prohibit broadband-access providers from...
Railroad Economics at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting

On July 1, 2016, Professor John Mayo chaired a session on railroad economics for the Transportation and Public Utilities Group at the 91st Annual Conference of the...

Robert Hahn releases new policy paper: “The Impact of Behavioral Science Experiments on Energy Policy”
John Mayo quoted in Variety article: "Net Neutrality: What’s Next for FCC’s Open Internet Rules"
John Mayo was quoted in a Variety article published on June 17, 2016, "Net Neutrality: What's Next for FCC's Open Internet Rules."