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Google’s Secret ‘Project Bernanke’ Revealed in Texas Antitrust Case
April 11, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
Google for years operated a secret program that used data from past bids in the company’s digital advertising exchange to allegedly give its own ad-buying system an advantage over competitors, according to court documents filed in a Texas antitrust lawsuit.
Live: How to rescue capitalism from capitalists?
April 7, 2021 | CGTN
The China-U.S. relationship shall see opportunities to collaborate on platform economy and supervision in a digital world. CGTN's Kate Kui will speak to three top economists on the topic this Thursday at 1 a.m. GMT – Luigi Zingales, professor and director at Stigler Center of University of Chicago
More Defenders of Campus Speech
March 9, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
The group, announced Monday, says on its website that “our members will defend faculty members’ freedom of thought and expression in their work as researchers and writers or in their lives as citizens.” Some of the 200 members have written for these pages, such as political scientists Keith Whittington and Carol Swain and economist Luigi Zingales.
How the woke brigade unknowingly plays into the hands of big business
February 23, 2021 | The Telegraph
This was brilliantly first described by Luigi Zingales in his book A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity.
Corporate America Brings The Hammer Down After Capitol Insurrection
February 15, 2021 | NPR - KRWG
Are companies doing a better job of holding our elected officials accountable than our elected officials are? Last week, our guest host, Sacha Pfeiffer, talked to Professor Luigi Zingales. He teaches about capitalism at the University of Chicago.
UK listings review is about more than the stock market
January 30, 2021 | Financial Times
At a time of perplexingly exuberant stock indices, with flash mobs prowling the internet seeking to squeeze short-selling hedge funds, it might seem an odd moment to focus on loosening stock market regulation. But Britain has just done Brexit without much of a deal for financial services. So with an eye to boosting City activity, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is casting about for a “Big Bang 2.0” to make amends.
Diversity in economics
January 21, 2021 | UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
The Next Generation Economics Competition aims to make economics more diverse. Greater diversity will lead to better economists and smarter policy decisions. An important aim of this competition is to improve diversity in the economics profession. Greater diversity not only provides new opportunities for people from different backgrounds, it generates new ideas for tackling major economic challenges. This makes improving diversity an important government objective.