External Policy Studies


Road safety, health inequity and the imminence of autonomous vehicles
Ashley Nunes

Although personal vehicle ownership facilitates economic mobility, negative externalities persist. In the United States, motor vehicle (MV) fatalities represent almost four out of every ten…

, Lawfare
Let’s Bet on the Next Big Policy Crisis—No, Really
Mary Brooks & Paul Rosenzweig

Will Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko—“Europe’s last dictator,” who ordered the hijacking of a plane to apprehend a dissident journalist—still be in power in 2024?

Nobody knows,…

, Nature Human Behavior
Not all machines are created equal
Ashley Nunes

When the Boeing 737 took to the skies in 1967, it shared some of the same design features as previous airplanes. However, there was one notable exception: the 737 required only two pilots in the…

Two house price inflations, two central banks
Alex J. Pollock

In 2021, North America is the home of runaway house price inflation. In both the U.S. and Canada, house prices are far over their Bubble peaks of the first decade of the 2000s and they continue to…

Interoperability as a Lens onto Regulatory Paradigms
Chris Riley

From Competition Policy International:

As the world increasingly considers antitrust as a tool for governing and shaping large internet companies, we ask whether traditional antitrust analysis and…

Enhanced Renewables in the State/RTO Nexus: A Heartland Case Study
Devin Hartman

Prepared for the R Street Institute by graduate students of the Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
April 28, 2021

Executive Summary

, Law & Liberty
Taking Ownership of Congressional Leadership
James Wallner

Lawmaker relinquishes leadership post after denouncing president’s “violent attacks” on Congress. Before stepping down, the lawmaker calls the president’s actions “indefensible”…

, Law & Liberty
A New Inflationary Era
Alex J. Pollock

In this provocative but calmly argued book, The Great Demographic Reversal, Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan predict a new era of widespread and lasting inflation. Goodhart, who has been a…

, Law & Liberty
Innovation in a Regulatory Labyrinth
Shoshana Weissmann

“Regulations don’t always work as planned,” says Tom W. Bell, Professor of Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law in They Say It Can’t Be Done, a documentary highlighting four…

Another Bad Idea: Fannie and Freddie as Utilities
Alex J. Pollock

In the more than twelve years since their 2008 failure, nobody has been able to figure out how to end Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac being wards of the state, as their continued existence is wholly…

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