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Michael Mandel

Michael Mandel is the chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute; senior fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton (University of Pennsylvania; and president of South Mountain Economics LLC, an economic consulting firm.

The Washington Post: Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet would do more harm than good

President Obama’s call this week to regulate the Internet as a public utility is like pushing to replace the engine of a car that runs…

Most of Europe is behind in the data race

This table updates Tables 1 and 2 in “Bridging the Data Gap: How Digital Innovation Can Drive Growth and Create Jobs,” April 2014. The updated…

Anti-inversion legislation: A “boomerang bill”

There must be a good word for legislation that produces exactly the opposite result that its supporters intend. I know, let’s call it a “boomerang…

Regulation and the Data-Driven Boom

The FCC has a full plate: It is dealing a wide variety of regulatory policy decisions in the coming months, including net neutrality, IP transition,…

Jobs in the Australian App Economy

Is Australia ready for the digital economy? This is obviously a subject of great debate, intertwined with decisions about investments in the National Broadband Network…

Where are the Big Data Jobs?

The recent White House report on big data has garnered a great deal of public attention, both for its strong support for big data as…

A Politically and Technically Feasible Approach for Handling Regulatory Accumulation

Regulatory accumulation threatens the pace of innovation and growth in America, yet previous attempts to address it have proven unsuccessful. That is why we propose…