What caught my eye: Wealth taxes, fintech regulation, the effects of school closures on children, and much more…

“Wealth taxes are increasingly being considered as an option in policy and academic circles to collect additional revenue and address inequality. One objection that is often raised, however, is that they seem to have failed in countries that tried them. Is that so and does that mean that wealth taxes should be abandoned as a policy tool?” An interesting overview by Sarah Perret in this Wealth Tax Commission Evidence Paper:


“Fintech regulation: how to achieve a level playing field” a good FSI Occasional Paper by Fernando Restoy:


“When the Great Equalizer Shuts Down: Schools, Peers, and Parents in Pandemic Times”, by Francesco Agostinelli, Matthias Doepke, Giuseppe Sorrenti, Fabrizio Zilibotti. The authors investigate the effects of the school closures on children’s education and what policies might help mitigate learning losses:


The Evolution of Antitrust in the Digital Era: Essays on Competition Policy, Editors: David S. Evans, Allan Fels AO, Catherine Tucker:


The Congressional Budget Office published its “Overview of the Economic Outlook: 2021 to 2031”. As always, a very useful and detailed report:


“Anatomy of a flop: Why Trump’s US-China phase one trade deal fell short” by Chad Bown:


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