regulation

February 6, 2024

Q.E.D. Why Politicians Need an Evidence-based Approach to Policy Problems

Poor policymaking has significantly contributed to Europe’s challenges across various fields. Despite politicians’ professed commitment to evidence-based policymaking, the paper highlights how decisions are infected by populism and short-termism.
November 9, 2023

Lower taxes on tobacco in Sweden

While Sweden is the only country in the EU where snus is allowed, it is also the country with the lowest smoking prevalence – and, hence, lesser risk of disease and premature death due to tobacco use – at least among the male population.
October 11, 2023

A Regulatory Budget Could Grow the Danish GDP by 13,8%

International literature consistently reveals that excessive regulation hampers economic growth. This CEPOS briefing conducted a thorough analysis of 68 studies investigating the link between regulation and growth, with most indicating a negative correlation, signifying that increased regulation impedes economic progress.
September 13, 2023

The Eternal Battle between Ideology and Expertise

In politics and policymaking, controversies and conflicts arise often. The term denotes situations where even knowledgeable, rational, and sincere actors struggle to resolve an issue purely by examining the available expertise.
September 5, 2023

Why Singapore’s Healthcare System is Unique

Singapore’s healthcare system is the most efficient in the world, according to the latest Bloomberg health systems ranking; further, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Singapore has the second-best healthcare performance in the world.