Publications

Three Ways The FCC’s Open Internet Order Will Harm Innovation

The Federal Communication Commission’s 2015 Open Internet order threatens innovation in three distinct ways. First, by barring paid priority arrangements, the order undermines innovation in…

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…

Creating New Pathways into Middle Class Jobs

Many policy ideas on how to reduce income inequality and improve the upward mobility of low-income Americans are gaining popularity, on both sides of the…

The Digital Opportunity: Democratizing Trade for the 99 Percent

Trade critics often charge that proposed trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) essentially serve the one percent—while harming virtually everyone else. But new…

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…

Zero-Rating: Kick-Starting Internet Ecosystems in Developing Countries

The power of the Internet has redefined the global economy for the 21st Century. As of 2014, over three billion people around the world were…

The Obama Trade Agenda: Five Things for Progressives to Like

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama went all in on international trade. The Administration has already been aggressively pursuing the most…