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January 18, 2016

Commissioner Vestager Misunderstands Where the Value of Data Lies

EurActiv reports this morning on a speech delivered by Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager at the DLD conference in Munich on Sunday. In it, Vestager hints at possible action by the EU’s antitrust watchdog in cases where online businesses used data collection to exclude competitors.
December 23, 2015

An Early Christmas Present for Scottish Drinkers: ECJ Rules Against Minimum Alcohol Pricing

The European Court of Justice has today ruled that minimum pricing for alcohol is illegal if less restrictive measures, such as tax rises, can serve the same purpose of reducing alcohol consumption.
December 10, 2015

Searchers and Planners in the Climate Change Debate

In Paris as we speak, negotiators from around the world are busy trying to put together a set of environmental goals that will be underwritten by the majority of participants, and especially big players like China, the United States, the EU and India – the four biggest CO2 emitters in order of importance
December 8, 2015

Searchers and Planners in Economic Development

Last week in London, William Easterly delivered the Institute of Economic Affairs’ 24th Annual Hayek Lecture. Easterly, a Professor at New York University and Director of its Development Research Institute, is considered an international authority on economic development.