Publications

Publications

A Transatlantic Digital Trade Agenda for the Next Administration

CAN A NEW DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION RECONSTRUCT DIGITAL TRADE POLICY WITH EUROPE FROM THE ASHES OF TTIP? As the global leader in digital trade, the United States has a big stake in ensuring that international rules facilitating its continued expansion are put in place. The Obama Administration’s bold agenda to establish these rules across Europe and…

Privacy Wars: Peril and Promise for Transatlantic Data Transfers

Authored by Ken Propp, Professor of European Union Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; PPI Fellow In May 2013, Edward Snowden publicly disclosed a trove of highly-classified information about US signals intelligence programs around the world, unleashing a torrent of outrage both in the United States and abroad.  Nowhere did his revelations have…

America’s COVID-19 Debacle: A Chronology

Originally published June 15, 2020, and most recently updated July 9, 2020. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, no country has been hit harder than the United States. America leads the world in Covid-19 deaths and confirmed cases. Unemployment has reached levels not seen since the Great Depression, and national output…

Medicaid Will Be Crucial Safety Net in COVID-19 Crisis

Introduction The coronavirus pandemic has not deterred President Trump and Republicans from trying to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would strip millions of Americans of health care coverage at the worst possible time. However, Medicaid -- significantly strengthened in the ACA -- will be a lifeline for the country during this crisis. The…

Is Work-from-Home Really the Wave of the Future?

Zillow CEO Rich Barton recently tweeted that he was giving all employees the option to work from home for the rest of 2020. “My personal opinions about WFH (work from home) have been turned upside down over the past 2 months. I expect this will have a lasting influence on the future of work ...…

How Workplace Testing Can Get Us Back to Work

We’re used to thinking of COVID-19 testing as an activity that is led by government public health agencies, supported by private testing laboratories such as Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. But American businesses have a broader role to play. Workplace-based testing for COVID-19 infections is shaping up to be a crucial component of managing the virus…

Jumpstarting U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing in Economic Stimulus and Infrastructure Legislation

AMERICA’S NEW CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITY In his 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump famously promised to revitalize American manufacturing and to pass major legislation to rebuild crumbling U.S. infrastructure. So far, in more than three years as President, he has done neither. But in the face of the unprecedented COVID crisis, economic downturn and the…

Interactive Calculator: How Much Federal Support Do State and Local Governments Need?

Social distancing is essential to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, but it also reduces opportunities for millions of Americans to earn a wage or buy goods and services from others. As a result, state and local income and sales taxes that fund education, public safety, and other essential services are drying up. Meanwhile,…

How to Get to Value in Health Care

In pre-coronavirus America, the Democratic primaries were dominated by a contentious debate over how best to achieve universal coverage. The pandemic—with its profound social and economic consequences—has offered us a poignant yet urgent opportunity to move the national debate beyond the narrow focus on universal coverage, to the larger question of how to address the…

The Brazilian App Economy 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is already a world-historic event, both in terms of health and economics. For Brazil, no one knows how far the disease will go and how bad the damage will be. (A Brazillian Portuguese version is available for download here/Versão em português do brasil) Yet as people around the world engage in “social…