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Alberto Mingardi

Alberto Mingardi

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Alberto Mingardi, Associate Professor of the History of Political Thought at IULM University in Milan, is Director-General of the Istituto Bruno Leoni, a think tank in Milan.

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  1. Pareto and the Roots of Politics
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    Pareto and the Roots of Politics

    Aug 15, 2023 Alberto Mingardi marks the centenary of the polymath’s death by recounting his insights into political behavior.

  2. Italy's Consumer-Blind Trustbusting
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    Italy's Consumer-Blind Trustbusting

    Dec 16, 2021 Alberto Mingardi sees no consideration for the traditional antitrust benchmark in a recent ruling against Amazon.

  3. Industrial Planning Did Not Deliver the COVID Vaccines
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    Industrial Planning Did Not Deliver the COVID Vaccines

    May 12, 2021 Deirdre Nansen McCloskey & Alberto Mingardi argue that private-sector trial and error, not the state, is the driving force behind innovation.

  4. Predatory Competition Policy

    Predatory Competition Policy

    Nov 1, 2007 Alberto Mingardi & Wayne Crews

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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