The research on the links between trade rules and climate-change action has mostly been concerned with how far climate-change action is constrained by current trade rules pertaining, for example, to border-tax adjustments (Horn and Mavroidis 2011), subsidies (Green 2006) and exports of natural gas (Levi 2012 and Hufbauer et al. 2013).
Four changes to trade rules to facilitate climate change action
Aaditya Mattoo, Arvind Subramanian, 4 May 2013
European data protection: Impact of the EU data-protection regulation
Laurits R. Christensen, Federico Etro, 24 March 2013
Policymaking and regulation at the centralised level in a union of countries such as the EU require care. Policymakers must strike a careful balance between the benefits of the harmonisation of policies and the costs of accounting for the differing preferences of individual countries (see Dewatripont et al. 1995).
Ageing and productivity: Economists and others
Daniel S. Hamermesh, 20 February 2013
Sixty years ago, Harvey Lehman published a path-breaking book examining the lifecycle of productivity in various fields, scientific, humanistic and artistic (Lehman 1953). He demonstrated the now widely accepted conclusion that the contributions of mathematicians and people in mathematics-related disciplines peak very early in their careers.
Reallocation and Technology: Evidence from the U.S. Steel Industry
Allan Collard-Wexler, Jan De Loecker, 3 February 2013
Vox readers can download CEPR Discussion Paper 9331 for free here.
Health insurance, innovation, and technology adoption
Joan Costa-i-Font, Alistair McGuire, Victoria Serra-Sastre, 19 January 2013
With government budgets under pressure in mature economies, burgeoning healthcare expenditures are under scrutiny. In this light, healthcare innovation can either help by developing new cheaper treatments or make healthcare policy decisions more difficult by introducing new, better but more expensive technologies.
Can trade policy set information free?
Susan Ariel Aaronson, 22 December 2012
Although the internet is creating a virtuous circle of expanding global growth, opportunity, and information flows (Lendle et al. 2012), policymakers and market actors are taking steps that undermine access to information, reduce freedom of expression and splinter the internet (Herald 2012).
Heavy technology: The process of technological diffusion over time and space
Diego Comin, Mikhail Dmitriev, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg , 26 November 2012
Distance is a fundamental impediment to virtually all economic transactions. Naturally, higher freight costs make trading goods more expensive, and higher migration costs prevent people from moving to other areas where they might have better opportunities of employment. The examples of the importance of distance for economic interactions abound.
Choosing your own capitalism in a globalised world?
Daron Acemoglu, James A Robinson, Thierry Verdier, 21 November 2012
Against the background of the global financial crisis and the current economic slowdown, there is renewed interest in what type of capitalism is ‘best’ – which fosters growth and/or best improves average welfare in a society.
Is US economic growth over? Faltering innovation confronts the six
Robert J. Gordon, 11 September 2012
It is time to raise basic questions about the process of economic growth, especially the assumption – nearly universal since Solow’s seminal contributions of the 1950s (Solow 1956) – that economic growth is a continuous process that will persist forever.
Managing licensing in a market for technology
Ashish Arora, Andrea Fosfuri, Thomas Rønde, 10 July 2012
Vox readers can download CEPR Discussion Paper 9048 for free here.
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