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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 Blame Game: Multinational Taxation in an Era of Knowledge

U.S.-based companies such as Google, McDonalds, Starbucks, Apple, and Mi-crosoft are being attacked by European politicians for not paying their fair share of taxes. For…

Mandel: Eliminating an Obsolete Regulation at the FCC

PPI favors the elimination or rewriting of outmoded regulations wherever possible. We believe that clearing the deadwood of obsolete rules is a win-win for consumers,…

Tech Opportunity for Minorities and Women: A Good News, Bad News Story

Can tech jobs be a source of economic opportunity and upward mobility for an increasingly diverse American population? Yes—consider two key facts about the labor…

London Shines in Tech/Info Employment; The Rest of the UK Struggles

Approximately one year ago, I undertook a study of the London tech/info economy, together with Dr. Jonathan Liebenau of the London School of Economics. In…

Copyright in the Digital Age: Key Economic Issues

The bounds of traditional copyright are being stretched and broken by technological change. The ease of digital copying, combined with new forms of creativity and…

Taxing Intangibles: The Law of Unintended Consequences

Can efforts to put new and stricter tax rules on tech and other knowledge companies actually backfire and hurt global growth? There’s a sense of…