By David S. Evans on February 17, 2014

So far Bitcoin is a bust as new payment systems go. That might come as a surprise given all the attention this digital currency has gotten, the many tens of millions of dollars in funding various Bitcoin-related ventures have received, and the volumes written on it every day.  To see what I mean, it’s useful […]

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By Todd Zywicki on February 12, 2014

Todd Zywicki has posted a new blog at the Volokh Conspiracy discussing a new film and how the bankruptcy of the automakers and Detroit largely arose from the same forces: horribly inept and unaccountable management and insatiable demands by labor interests that drove both the automakers and the city into the ground: “A couple of […]

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By David S. Evans on February 10, 2014

  Multi-Sided Businesses are a must-know subject in both financial markets and antitrust. David S. Evans previously assembled his collection of articles in his publication: Platform Economics: Essays on Multi-Sided Businesses.  Since then, he has written several additional pieces on this topic which are listed below. We thought you might find them interesting and have consolidated […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on December 19, 2013

Our Fin Reg Digest this week looks at the reactions to the Volcker rules and throws in an interview with Bernie Madoff for fun. Check it out here.

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By Abel M. Mateus on December 5, 2013

This week’s Fin Reg Digest takes an in-depth look at the historic JP Morgan fine, gazes into the crystal ball regarding Bitcoins, checks in with some theorists about behavioral economics, and finishes by looking at micro banks, living wills, and shareholder activism. Check it all out here.

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By Abel M. Mateus on November 21, 2013

The latest Fin Reg Digest starts with some people on the move – or not: Yellen coming in, Geithner going out, and Warren waiting. Then we follow Dostoevsky’s lead in appraising fines and punishment, contemplate the future of central books, forecast some potential competition for the credit agencies, and give some cogent advice about whistle-blowing. Take […]

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