As Joe Kennedy writes for the Providence Journal, there are four core principles policymakers should keep in mind when directing antitrust scrutiny toward Internet companies.
Publications: Joe Kennedy
July 18, 2019
July 12, 2019
With China becoming more assertive, one might think Taiwan would feel the need to increase productivity and innovation, including by working more closely with U.S. companies. Apparently not.
May 30, 2019
Regulatory reform is difficult to accomplish on a large scale because it requires a detailed examination of specific market factors, which takes time and expertise to accomplish. On each issue, regulators must balance the desire to promote competition and innovation with the need to protect public safety.
May 16, 2019
Testimony Before the US Trade Representative’s Section 301 Committee on Proposed Countermeasures to EU Aircraft Subsidies
ITIF endorses USTR’s proposed imposition of countermeasures, in the form of additional tariffs, commensurate with what the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body has found to be adverse effects inflicted on U.S. aerospace competitors as a result of the EU’s WTO-inconsistent subsidy programs for large civil aircraft.
May 13, 2019
Arguments used to justify digital services taxes on large Internet companies are flawed. The United States should counter these proposals and work to restore international consensus around tax treatment for multinational companies.
March 11, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for Fox Business, Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up big tech would raise consumer prices, limit choice and discourage innovation.
January 27, 2019
While it is possible to argue for a more robust antitrust policy, the Consumer Welfare Standard should remain the main criteria to guide policymakers. It offers a flexible yet disciplined framework for evaluating market structure.
December 3, 2018
As Joe Kennedy writes for Fox Business, the danger of EU countries subjecting U.S. companies to discriminatory taxes remains high because individual European countries are free to pass their own national laws, even if the EU doesn’t do so as a bloc.
November 14, 2018
In response to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, Joe Kennedy writes that the European Commission finance ministers’ apparent decision to drop the proposed tax on revenues doesn’t significantly reduce the probability that U.S. companies will face higher taxes in the near future.
November 1, 2018
As Joe Kennedy writes for InsideSources, this year’s Nobel Prize winners is economics show how a carbon tax would accelerate significantly the pace of innovation in clean-energy technologies.