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Pricey, Pricier, Pharmaceuticals in the US

Fabian Kurz & Alexander Fink & Translation by Anna-Maria Kohnke,

Pricey, Pricier, Pharmaceuticals in the US


Venture Capital in Germany: Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Fabian Kurz & Alexander Fink & Translated by Anna-Maria Kohnke ,

Venture Capital in Germany: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

New Working Paper: To whom do MPs cater?
IREF,

New Working Paper: To whom do MPs cater?


Limits to profit as limits to freedom: law and public policy considerations
Riccardo de Caria,

Limits to profit as limits to freedom: law and public policy considerations

Who is the ultimate boss of legislators: Voters, special interest groups or parties?

Who is the ultimate boss of legislators: Voters, special interest groups or parties?

By David Stadelmann and Gustavo Torrens


MiFID II: Too much consumer protection?
Benedikt Schmal & Alexander Fink & Translation by Anna-Maria Kohnke,

MiFID II: Too much consumer protection?

Another Day, Another Ban
Fabian Kurz & Alexander Fink & Translated by Anna-Maria Kohnke ,

Another Day, Another Ban


Supervisory schizophrenia?
Leonardo Baggiani,

Supervisory schizophrenia?

What Regulators Should Understand About the Sharing Economy
Diana Nasulea & Christian Nasulea,

What Regulators Should Understand About the Sharing Economy


High Standards: Curse or Blessing?
Alexander Fink & Fabian Kurz & Translated by Anna-Maria Kohnke ,

High Standards: Curse or Blessing?

The Politicised Nature of European Competition Policy
Ryan Khurana,

The Politicised Nature of European Competition Policy


The Need for Devolution to Address the UK's Transport Sector Crisis
Mario Pezzino,

The Need for Devolution to Address the UK’s Transport Sector Crisis

Biofueled Unintended Consequences
Krassen Stanchev,

Biofueled Unintended Consequences


Gig Economy Regulations Will Hurt Consumers
Ryan Khurana,

Gig Economy Regulations Will Hurt Consumers

Unconditional Basic Income: Experimental Findings so far

Unconditional Basic Income: Experimental Findings so far


Is Nudging Against Individual Autonomy?

Is Nudging Against Individual Autonomy?

New Guidelines on Snacking: Another Unnecessary Interference

New Guidelines on Snacking: Another Unnecessary Interference


The fatal profit of the Swiss National Bank
Philipp Bagus,

The fatal profit of the Swiss National Bank

The Looming Crisis in the Private Provision of Public Services
Gordon Kerr, Kevin Dowd and Cavin O’Driscoll, with Enrico Colombatto,

The Looming Crisis in the Private Provision of Public Services

Close Parallels with the Systemic Failure of Banks


Europe needs Deal Protection
Ryan Khurana,

Europe needs Deal Protection

The UK labour productivity. Is a new Industrial Strategy needed?

The UK labour productivity. Is a new Industrial Strategy needed?


Regulatory Capture in European Evidence-Based Policy Making
Ryan Khurana,

Regulatory Capture in European Evidence-Based Policy Making

Taxing the web economy

Taxing the web economy


Why it's Time to Scrap the CAP

Why it’s Time to Scrap the CAP

And Yet It Grows. Crisis, Ideology, and Interventionist Policy Ratchets

And Yet It Grows. Crisis, Ideology, and Interventionist Policy Ratchets

by Christian Bjørnskov and Martin Rode


Party Conferences in UK

Party Conferences in UK

Merkel wins her fourth term in Germany; will this help drive banking union or will nationalist political parties manage to oppose it?
Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto,

Merkel wins her fourth term in Germany; will this help drive banking union or will nationalist political parties manage to oppose it?


The political economy of state-owned lotteries

by Alexander Fink

The case of Fincantieri and STX

The case of Fincantieri and STX


Rockets and Feathers in the UK Energy Market: Cartel or Competition?
Luke Garrod, Matthew Olczak and Chris Wilson,

Rockets and Feathers in the UK Energy Market: Cartel or Competition?

The civil aviation sector and the possible effects of Brexit

The civil aviation sector and the possible effects of Brexit


Tax on Robots? Old Wine in new Bottles

Tax on Robots? Old Wine in new Bottles

The War on Cash: Haldane Edition

The War on Cash: Haldane Edition

by Kevin Dowd


The Relevance of Regulation for the Greek Debt Crisis

The Relevance of Regulation for the Greek Debt Crisis

Iref Working Paper

Public transportation in Italy, Uber and the need for liberalisation and competition

Public transportation in Italy, Uber and the need for liberalisation and competition


The Fight Against Crime Does Not Need A Cash Ban

The Fight Against Crime Does Not Need A Cash Ban

REGULATION AND GOVERNMENT DEBT

by Niclas Berggren and Christian Bjørnskov


The European energy market and the agreement with Gazprom

The European energy market and the agreement with Gazprom

Roam like at home! Or Not?

Roam like at home! Or Not?


Italy and the need for a new industrial revolution

Italy and the need for a new industrial revolution

A “poisoned” Apple for the EU?

A “poisoned” Apple for the EU?


Brexit's turmoil and UK commercial property funds

Brexit’s turmoil and UK commercial property funds

Reform in the market for Higher Education in England

Reform in the market for Higher Education in England


The wind of Brexit on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

The wind of Brexit on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Italian Banks: Bail-In or Bail-Out

Italian Banks: Bail-In or Bail-Out


The potential of sharing (the) economy

The potential of sharing (the) economy

A report on the IREF Workshop in London (6th June 2016)

A report on the IREF Workshop in London (6th June 2016)


The reform of the BBC

The reform of the BBC

(Br)Exit Strategy

(Br)Exit Strategy


The sector of delivery services and the privatization of Royal Mail

The sector of delivery services and the privatization of Royal Mail

The Intellectual Property Rights Battle in the era of the Mass Customisation Revolution

The Intellectual Property Rights Battle in the era of the Mass Customisation Revolution


How fiscal policy of the 1400s created Industrial Revolution in the 1800s
Petr Barton,

How fiscal policy of the 1400s created Industrial Revolution in the 1800s

Policy Paper: Asylum migration and barriers to labour market entry
Alexander Fink & Kalle Kappner,

Policy Paper: Asylum migration and barriers to labour market entry

Policy recommendations for easier access


Populism and government greed jeopardise rule of law
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein,

Populism and government greed jeopardise rule of law

Press Independence, State Broadcasters, and Safeguard Against Power Abuse
Petr Barton,

Press Independence, State Broadcasters, and Safeguard Against Power Abuse


Slovak government decides to prove that Marx was right
Petr Barton,

Slovak government decides to prove that Marx was right

7 Lessons about Governments Bedding Big Business

Do economists believe too much in the market?
Kalle Kappner,

Do economists believe too much in the market?

Market failure is discussed more frequently than government failure


After banks and governments, now individuals want money for “unforeseen circumstances”
Petr Barton,

After banks and governments, now individuals want money for “unforeseen circumstances”

Pretence of Knowledge: The Case of Jean-Claude Juncker
Alexander Fink & Kevin Spur,

Pretence of Knowledge: The Case of Jean-Claude Juncker

The EU as an investment bank we can do without


Regulatory Role of One Jean Tirole
Petr Barton,

Regulatory Role of One Jean Tirole

Textbook guru: “Scrap corporate taxation!”
Petr Barton,

Textbook guru: “Scrap corporate taxation!”

Why is anyone against it?


Caveat Venditor. Should governments compensate companies for embargos?
Petr Barton,

Caveat Venditor. Should governments compensate companies for embargos?

June '14 Newsletter
Gordon Kerr & John Butler & Enrico Colombatto,

June ’14 Newsletter


What would be a “living wage” in the EU? The answer may surprise you.
Petr Barton,

What would be a “living wage” in the EU? The answer may surprise you.

Swiss referendum on minimum wage and the EU
Petr Barton,

Swiss referendum on minimum wage and the EU

LLL: Location, Largess and Lessons


May'14 Newsletter: Three clear questions with unclear answers
John Butler & Gordon Kerr & Enrico Colombatto,

May’14 Newsletter: Three clear questions with unclear answers

Woes of Wolf of Wallstreet
Petr Barton,

Woes of Wolf of Wallstreet


The fallacious statistics of Mr. Piketty
Jean-Philippe Delsol,

The fallacious statistics of Mr. Piketty

Book review

February'14 Newsletter: A Weak Recovery Turns Monetary Policy Into A Gamble
Gordon Kerr & John Butler & Enrico Colombatto,

February’14 Newsletter: A Weak Recovery Turns Monetary Policy Into A Gamble


Corporate Tax: Northern Good Practices
Nicolas Lecaussin,

Corporate Tax: Northern Good Practices

The Word “Profit” Falls Into Oblivion in François Hollande's Economic Liberalism
Florin Aftalion,

The Word “Profit” Falls Into Oblivion in François Hollande’s Economic Liberalism


Knowledge and Power
Nicolas Lecaussin,

Knowledge and Power

December'13 Newsletter: Growth Is Fragile, But Banks Might Be In Better Shape
Gordon Kerr & Kevin Dowd & Enrico Colombatto,

December’13 Newsletter: Growth Is Fragile, But Banks Might Be In Better Shape


Working Hours : When France Forbids, Germany and Sweden Allow
Nicolas Lecaussin,

Working Hours : When France Forbids, Germany and Sweden Allow

Anti Free Trade: A French Obsession
Nicolas Lecaussin,

Anti Free Trade: A French Obsession


Sylvain C,

Latvia : The Only EU Country Meeting The Maastricht Criteria

Sylvain C,

World’s Most Admired Companies


110 Billion Euros Waste: The Cost Of Inefficient French Government's Assistance to Companies
Sylvain C,

110 Billion Euros Waste: The Cost Of Inefficient French Government’s Assistance to Companies

The Making of Tax Hell… And The Escape of Entrepreneurship
Sylvain C,

The Making of Tax Hell… And The Escape of Entrepreneurship


Objectives, Instruments and Problems of Macroprudential Supervision
Alexander Fink,

Objectives, Instruments and Problems of Macroprudential Supervision

American States Are Tax Decrease Laboratories
Sylvain C,

American States Are Tax Decrease Laboratories


European Banking (Dis)Union
Sylvain C,

European Banking (Dis)Union

Going Back to Basics: The Promotion of Free Trade
Sylvain C,

Going Back to Basics: The Promotion of Free Trade


The Knowledge Economy Enters GDP
Sylvain C,

The Knowledge Economy Enters GDP

Effects of taxation on European multi-nationals' financing and profits
Sylvain C,

Effects of taxation on European multi-nationals’ financing and profits


The Public Spending Trend Hampers The Economy
Sylvain C,

The Public Spending Trend Hampers The Economy

Less Taxes and More Pragmatism Against Tax Havens
Sylvain C,

Less Taxes and More Pragmatism Against Tax Havens


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