With central bank currencies (CBDCs) on the rise alongside cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and dogecoin, SIEPR's Darrell Duffie points to CBDCs as an attractive alternative to our current costly and inefficient bank-railed system.
Knowledge on the impact of climate change on our lives is growing each day. SIEPR's Charles Kolstad discusses the variables entering estimates of climate damage, what they mean for policy, and suggests areas for further research.
As many tech companies announce delays to their return-to-office dates in response to the Delta variant, most companies’ plans have not yet changed, surveys by Morning Consult find. SIEPR's Nick Bloom, a pioneer of hybrid work research, weighs in.
Despite a $7B savings resulting from the FCC’s recent use of reverse auctions, the current infrastructure bill may abandon this model. SIEPR's Greg Rosston discusses how this can raise costs and leave fewer people connected.
As the pandemic took hold, more than 1 million children did not enroll in local schools. “We have to be deeply concerned,” says SIEPR Senior Fellow Thomas Dee, who worked with The New York Times on the analysis:
A $1T infrastructure bill moving through the Senate allocates $65B to improve internet access for poor and rural groups. Financing today's digital economy could result in a $160B increase in economic output, suggests research by SIEPR's Nick Bloom.
SIEPR's Ramin Toloui is in talks to be President Biden's nominee for assistant secretary of state for business. If confirmed, Toloui will serve as Secretary of State Antony Blinken's point person on taxation, competition with China, and more.