Policy Studies


The International Trade Commission’s Authority In Domestic Patent Disputes
Bill Watson & Charles Duan

The U.S. International Trade Commission, a federal agency that deals with foreign trade, has issued an order against a purely domestic company that engages in no foreign trade. That order, now on…

The role of markets in spectrum policy
Joe Kane

“…as with other economic goods like land and paper, the most efficient way of allocating spectrum [is]…to create a market for it rather than to give it away for free at the whims of the…

Economic costs and policy alternatives to California’s Dynamex decision
Ian Adams & Brian Jencunas

The Dynamex decision is set to hurt workers and businesses alike by reducing flexibility and ratcheting up the cost of doing business in the Golden…

Think before you ban: The awkward case of e-cigarette flavors
Carrie Wade

In bringing forward draft rules in regulating flavors, the FDA must correctly frame its analysis and justification, taking account of all possible benefits and harms, including those harms induced by…

How occupational licensing laws harm public safety and the formerly incarcerated
Jonathan Haggerty

Moral character laws are constitutionally dubious, damaging to public safety and serve as extrajudicial penalties on justice-involved persons that violate norms of fairness. Policymakers around the…

Harm reduction strategies for chronic pain management in the opioid epidemic
Carrie Wade

…with strategic design and implementation, harm reduction strategies hold promise to have a significant positive impact when applied to the use of opioids in the treatment of chronic…

Two changes to crop insurance to improve equity and efficiency
Bruce Babcock

Risk management needs of farmers can be met at far lower cost to taxpayers by reforming crop insurance.



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The NTSB as a model for cybersecurity
Paul Rosenzweig

“[The U.S. should] consider the creation of a wholly independent board to determine the probable cause of cyber intrusions and, as appropriate, to recommend network safety…

Thinking analytically about electoral security
Paul Rosenzweig

The integrity of our voting system [is] at risk, and the mitigation of that risk must be a federal…

R Sheet on Conservative Climate Solutions
Josiah Neeley & Caroline Kitchens








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