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Bridging The Data Gap: How Digital Innovation Can Drive Growth and Jobs

Seldom has the world stood poised before economic changes destined to bring as much palpable improvement to people’s lives and desirable social transformation as “big…

Data, Trade and Growth

We show in this paper that the architecture of the Internet dictates that current trade statistics significantly underestimate the magnitude and growth of cross-border data flows….

Axelrod has something Miliband needs: an understanding of swing voters

It’s not unusual for Britain, ahead of a national election, to be swarming with American political consultants. What is odd is seeing top members of…

Germany’s Green Dream

No country has embraced renewable energy more avidly than Germany. But a host of untoward realities – soaring electricity bills, rising carbon emissions and growing…

Uncluttering State Tax Systems

Over the last week, as you’ve raced to file your taxes by the deadline today, you’ve no doubt been bombarded on talk radio, cable TV,…

SmartData Collective: What the Internet of Things Means for Physical Industries

SmartData Collective’s Mark van Rijmenam highlighted PPI’s Michael Mandel remarks on the Internet of Things and the video of his participation in the Washington Post…

The Hill: Don’t reform the tax code on the backs of over-taxed energy producers

William F. Shughart II, writing for the Hill, referenced an observation made by the Progressive Policy Institute that major U.S. energy companies are “Investment Heroes.”…

The State Tax Complexity Index: A New Tool for Tax Reform and Simplification

Across the political spectrum there is broad agreement that tax reform is long overdue. Yet reform remains an elusive goal—not just in Washington, but also…

USA Today: Mortgage reform roils Washington

USA Today‘s Darrell Delamaide quoted PPI’s Jason Gold on GSE reform. He recalled the debate over the future of the two government-controlled entities that back…

Bloomberg West: Does Tech Help the San Francisco Economy?

PPI’s Michael Mandel spoke on Bloomberg Television‘s “Bloomberg West” on April 4th to discuss the pros and cons of tech tax breaks. He identified the…