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Ryan Khurana

Ryan Khurana is Senior Fellow for Great Britain at IREF Europe and Executive Director of the Institute for Advancing Prosperity. He focuses on technology and innovation policy.

Articles by this author (12)

Trade and Consumer Preferences will lead to a Greener Environment

by Ryan Khurana    24 August 2017    0

By prioritising Paris commitments, while ignoring the more practical concerns of freer energy trade, the EU has put politics over economics. The current phrasing of the Renewable Energy Directive punishes states not party to Paris. Consequently, it will make trade with the United States more (...)

European Union’s Disastrous Digital Services Tax

by Ryan Khurana    30 January 2019    0

Over the last few months of 2018, several European Union member states intensified their opposition to a proposed Digital Services Tax (DST), also known as the “Google Tax”. Yet, these efforts have not prevented the campaign to further damage the EU’s innovation ecosystem. As more pro-innovation (...)

Artificial Intelligence and Technological Unemployment

by Ryan Khurana    2 October 2017    0

Significant worry has arisen recently over the potential of rapidly developing Artificial Intelligence technologies to automate large sectors of the workforce. As the EU currently advances with the development of a Civil Law framework for robotics, a general unease over the impacts of (...)

Regulatory Capture in European Evidence-Based Policy Making

by Ryan Khurana    19 November 2017    0

The European Commission has made a commitment to evidence-based policy making when designing regulations to improve Europe’s environmental conditions. The stated objective is that “Commission initiatives and proposals for EU legislation are prepared on the basis of transparent, comprehensive and (...)

Private Sponsorship as a viable immigration system

by Ryan Khurana    4 December 2017    0

Immigration is a highly contentious topic in modern societies, with almost all of the different regimes across the OECD showing failures on some measure. As populist responses increase to rising levels of immigration, a policy solution must exist that assuages the concerns of those who have (...)

Europe needs Deal Protection

by Ryan Khurana    27 December 2017    0

Deal protection measures aim to limit the costs of negotiation in mergers and acquisitions. By voluntarily stipulating a certain breakup fee in the event a higher bidder arises, the target company will only violate the contract in the event the higher bid is above the deal value plus the (...)

Problems with Oxfam’s Inequality Report

by Ryan Khurana    30 January 2018    0

Oxfam’s latest report on Global Inequality entitled “Reward Work, not Wealth” continues its tradition of setting the tone for the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland. While on the face of it the world looks like it is becoming less unequal as 42 people are claimed to control half (...)

Gig Economy Regulations Will Hurt Consumers

by Ryan Khurana    22 March 2018    0

Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced the "Good Work Plan," legislation that specifically regulates gig-economy companies in response to the Taylor Review on modern working conditions published last year. The review, led by former Tony Blair advisor Matthew Taylor, aimed to ensure that (...)

The High Cost of GDPR is Already Apparent

by Ryan Khurana    27 June 2018    0

On May 25th, 2018, one of the most sweeping changes to the regulation of the internet, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into effect. While it has been only a few weeks since the new privacy policies have been enacted, there are already noticeable changes to (...)

The Economic Illiteracy of the Google Antitrust Case

by Ryan Khurana    1 August 2018    0

The European Commission handed Google a record-breaking €4.3 billion fine and demanded major changes to its business model over alleged competition abuses on its Android mobile operating system. The Competition Commission claimed Google was abusing manufacturers to “cement its dominant position” (...)

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