By David S. Evans on January 30, 2015

David Evans, Howard Chang, and Steven Joyce have a new article published by Oxford’s Journal of Competition Law and Economics. The following is an abstract, Download an HDL or PDF print of the complete article here. The cost to U.S. merchants of taking payment on debit cards declined by more than $7 billion annually as […]

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By Richard Epstein on January 28, 2015

This article was originally posted on Defining Ideas, Hoover Institution, Stanford University on January 26, 2015. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama painted a rosy picture of his administration’s work both in foreign and domestic policy. Reviewing the speech, it becomes clear that his failures both at home and abroad stem […]

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By Juan Delgado on January 21, 2015

Under the current uncertainty about future spectrum demand and given the high costs involved by releasing frequencies from broadcasting to mobile broadband, adopting early decisions on the reallocation of the 700 MHz band in Europe might not necessarily lead to a more efficient outcome, concludes Juan Delgado, Managing Director at GlobalEcon’s Madrid office in an […]

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By Juan Delgado on December 12, 2014

Juan Delgado, Managing Director of the Madrid office of Global Economics Group, is the co-editor of the newly-published book Green Energy and Efficiency: An Economic Perspective. The book, published by Springer, addresses the major issues associated with green energy and energy efficiency and provides in-depth explorations of up-to-date research developments through dedicated chapters by experts […]

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By David S. Evans on December 8, 2014

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, [Jack] doesn’t get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel. With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a […]

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By David S. Evans on October 17, 2014

This volume consists of seven articles on the economics and regulation of interchange fees. All rely on the multi-sided platform framework. The first two chapters examine whether there is a market failure in setting interchange fees and present principles for considering correction to a market failure. One of the themes of these articles is that […]

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