March 3, 2023 • Southern Economic Journal
Is the “smoke-filled room” necessary? An experimental study of the effect of communication networks on collusion
Siyu Wang and Timothy Flannery published a new article on Southern Economic Journal.
January 23, 2023 • Mercatus Center
California May Be Trying to Evade the Consumer Welfare Standard in Its Antitrust Lawsuit against Amazon
There are good reasons to believe that the California complaint is targeting conduct by Amazon that may actually be beneficial for consumers and competition.
December 2, 2021 • Pelican Institute
The Proper Role for States in Antitrust Lawsuits
States can also provide a useful check on overly aggressive federal enforcement by providing courts with a traditional perspective on antitrust law.
July 1, 2021 • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
The Impact of Parental Migration on Social Identity – A Framed Field Experiment with Left-behind Children in China
We find that children, regardless of their own identity, show stronger generosity towards left-behind children.
March 30, 2021
A Short-Term Focus in Reporting Requirements Hides Uncomfortable Financial Truths
Testimony before the Government Accounting Standards Board on maintaining and improving current standards for government reporting and transparency.
March 20, 2021 • The Independent Review
Infectious Diseases and Government Growth
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world adopted a variety of policies expanding the scope of their power.
February 22, 2021 • The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University
Net Neutrality: Internet Regulation and the Plans to Bring it Back
This peer-reviewed chapter by Dr. Bolema is from “Regulation and Economic Opportunity: Blueprints for Reform”, a book published in February, 2021.
February 11, 2021 • Free State Foundation
Hiding the Subsidy: The Financial Transparency Problem with Municipal Broadband Systems
ISEG’s Ted Bolema produced this policy paper for Perspectives from Free State Foundation Scholars, Vol. 16, No. 7, February 11, 2021.
February 1, 2021 • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
The Aspirational Income Hypothesis: Limits of the Relative Income Hypothesis
According to the “relative income hypothesis,” decision makers derive positive utility from identifying with a group that performs more poorly than they do.
February 1, 2021 • Games
Intention or Request: The Impact of Message Structures
This paper investigates how different message structures impact communication strategy as well as sender and receiver behavior.
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