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A Carbon Tax Affects Poor and Rich People Differently

A Carbon Tax Affects Poor and Rich People Differently

January 18, 2022

In this episode, we discuss the distributional impact of a carbon tax and how to design packages that compensate the people who are affected.

Does Cyber Insurance Pay?

Does Cyber Insurance Pay?

December 14, 2021

This episode discusses the role of cyber insurance in strengthening cybersecurity outcomes and how the regulatory framework may affect the demand for cyber insurance.

Can Public-Private Partnerships Deliver on our Infrastructure Needs?

Can Public-Private Partnerships Deliver on our Infrastructure Needs?

November 30, 2021

In this episode, we discuss various types of public-private partnerships to support the delivery of public services, highlighting some important distinguishing features of these arrangements.

Will Mitigating Methane Emissions Cool the Planet?

Will Mitigating Methane Emissions Cool the Planet?

November 16, 2021

In this episode we discuss the global warming impact of methane and several ways- some with zero net costs- in which this impact can be reduced.

Mergers - Part 3: Should BigTech Mergers Go Ahead? The Deciding Factors

Mergers - Part 3: Should BigTech Mergers Go Ahead? The Deciding Factors

November 2, 2021

In this final episode, we close the discussion on the relevance of mergers for competition policy authorities and focus on the various ways countries implement policy in the face of uncertainty and how they differ from each.

Mergers - Part 2: What are Competition Authorities Looking at?

Mergers - Part 2: What are Competition Authorities Looking at?

October 26, 2021

In this second episode on Big Tech mergers, Prof. Katz and I continue our discussion on how competition authorities evaluate the benefits and costs of mergers and acquisitions, the types of indicators that matter and different views that policymakers have on the consequences of mergers.

Mergers - Part 1: Is BigTech Buying out the Competition?

Mergers - Part 1: Is BigTech Buying out the Competition?

October 19, 2021

In this first episode of three on BigTech mergers, we discuss the impact of BigTech mergers and acquisitions on the market and on consumers; how should competition authorities think about developments in these markets if they seek to support competition and innovation?

Can We Save The Planet and Feed Everyone? Yes, Go Digital!

Can We Save The Planet and Feed Everyone? Yes, Go Digital!

October 5, 2021

In this episode, we discuss the impact of digitalization on efficiency, productivity, the environment and the distribution of gains in the agri-food industry. The regulatory framework governing competition policy, property rights and information disclosure are essential to the resulting market structure.

Speedy Delivery, Lower Costs When Ports Go Digital-So What’s Stopping Them?

Speedy Delivery, Lower Costs When Ports Go Digital-So What’s Stopping Them?

September 21, 2021

In this episode, we discuss the digitalization of maritime shipping focusing on the benefits in terms of faster and better service, the regulatory changes needed to advance digitalization, the types of jobs that would be created and importantly, the need for good cybersecurity measures.

How One Shipping Jam Can Stop Your Daily Bread

How One Shipping Jam Can Stop Your Daily Bread

September 7, 2021

In this episode, we discuss the ships that carry grains, metals and minerals from where they are found or produced, to where they are needed. Shipping prices rise and fall with changing demand for goods; and changing supplies. Blocked passages, recessions or melting ice all affect where these ships can go, and how fast and cheaply we can buy the commodities we use every day.