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November 30, 2023

Mission Innovation, Phase 2: More Failed Aspirations to Fight Climate Change

Twenty-three countries plus the EU pledged in 2015 to double their investments in clean energy RD&D by 2020. Only one met that goal. Undeterred, they announced a new set of pledges in 2021. Two years later, most are still woefully underinvesting in clean energy RD&D.

November 27, 2023

Policymakers Should Not Slow Down Fast Deliveries

Policymakers need to consider the long-term interests of consumers and the continued growth of the e-commerce sector when drafting and implementing new laws and regulations that could slow down the fast logistics networks on which consumers depend.

November 26, 2023

Fact of the Week: R&D Supports Increased Productivity of Turkish Firms By 10 Percent

A September 2023 working paper analyzed the relationship between R&D support and firm performance and found that when looking at productivity and output, R&D supports increased productivity by about 10 percent and value-added output by about 9 percent

November 22, 2023

The Neo-Brandeisian Merger Paradox: A Return to Double Standards

Courts and policymakers must be wary of antitrust agencies seeking to return to the failed double standard approach to merger enforcement that they once enjoyed.

November 21, 2023

Mega Firms Are More Crucial Than Ever for Innovation

Mega firms have played an increasingly important role in creating new technology over the past two decades. An antitrust paradigm that ignores this would have the perverse effect of exporting American innovation to other countries with less regulatory interference.

November 21, 2023

Protecting Children Online Does Not Require ID Checks for Everyone

Mandatory age verification simply isn’t necessary to safeguard children online, and if policymakers are going to use legislation to require changes to online platforms, there are better alternatives.

November 20, 2023

Fact of the Week: Diversification in ICT Goods Sourcing Improved Firm Performance for German Manufacturers

A June 2023 discussion paper showed that a lower share of goods from a primary supplier would mean greater diversification.

November 20, 2023

The EU AI Act Is a Cautionary Tale in Open-Source AI Regulation

One of the most glaring problems in the EU AI Act’s current form is how it would create unreasonable requirements for developers of open-source AI systems.

November 20, 2023

Comments to the National Congress of Brazil Regarding Regulation of Digital Platforms

Brazil should step back from following the EU’s experimental and harmful DMA regime and at least wait before embarking on a similar policy.

November 17, 2023

How Europe Can Make Its Defense Industry a Global Competitor

The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 illustrated that Europe is neither as secure nor as prepared as it thinks it is. The European defense industry's fragmentation has come with higher costs and fewer R&D capabilities, making Europe less competitive and less safe.

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