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September 13, 2022

Should the EU Regulate General-Purpose AI Systems?

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on the proposed amendments to the EU’s AI Act for general-purpose systems and its implications for AI development, innovation, and deployment in the EU and beyond.

June 12, 2022

The Digital Markets Act: The Path to Overregulation

European regulation is on a collision course with innovation, and looms in the hazards of overregulation.

May 31, 2022

Fact of the Week: UK Business Investment Is More Than One-Third Below Its Pre-Brexit Trend

The referendum likely discouraged business investment as uncertainty increased and firms redirected funds to prepare for an unknown post-Brexit landscape.

March 28, 2022

How the EU Can Unlock the Private Sector’s Human-Mobility Data for Social Good

Private firms face a number of challenges that limit their willingness and ability to share mobility data. The government’s role should be to coordinate the behavior of individuals, companies, and researchers toward social good.

March 11, 2022

Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation in Biotech Policy—A US Perspective

There are multiple opportunities to advance solutions to major societal challenges by fostering transatlantic cooperation in biotech policy. But developing and applying them will require a return to science-based regulation that advances safety while enabling, not deterring innovation.

March 7, 2022

Podcast: The Future of US-EU Trade, With Denis Redonnet

Rob and Jackie sat down with Denis Redonnet, the EU’s chief trade enforcement officer, to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the new U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council and the broader implications for trade policies in the United States, the EU, and in the World Trade Organization.

February 22, 2022

Fact of the Week: The Cold War Productivity Gap Between East and West Germany Would Have Been More Than 13 Percent Larger if the East Had Not Engaged in Industrial Espionage

Econometric analysis using scientific records from East German intelligence informants versus measurements of total factor productivity showed a statistically significant negative relationship between industrial espionage and the gap in productivity between East and West Germany.

January 29, 2022

Algorithmic Antitrust

Over the last few years, many algorithm-driven companies in the digital economy have been investigated, prosecuted and fined, mostly for allegedly unfair algorithm design. Legislative proposals aim at regulating the way algorithms shape competition. Consequently, a so-called “algorithmic antitrust” theory and practice have also emerged.

December 20, 2021

The DMA and the EU’s French Presidency: The Road to Precaution and Tensions

Despite domestic presidential elections in April, the EU’s French Presidency will be critical for adopting the Digital Markets Act in ways that minimize harmful unintended consequences.

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