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.

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 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.

January 26, 2021 • Cosmos + Taxis

Expert failure and pandemics: On adapting to life with pandemics

In a pandemic, citizens and policymakers must rely on expert opinion. What are the institutional arrangements that allow for the best advice to come forward?

July 1, 2020 • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Collective Experimentation: A Laboratory Study

Majority rule seems to lead to better outcomes than other forms of voting when players make mistakes.

December 13, 2018 • Free State Foundation

D.C. Circuit Skeptical of AT&T/Time Warner Merger Appeal

Bolema argues while it is risky to predict an appeal outcome from judges’ questions, they indicate the DOJ hasn't shown enough to overcome the earlier ruling.

November 15, 2018 • The American Economist

Contrasting Visions for Macroeconomic Theory: DSGE and OEE

Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) modeling remains the workhorse of contemporary macroeconomics despite a growing number of critiques.