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Mark Esposito

Mark Esposito

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Mark Esposito, Co-Founder of Nexus FrontierTech, is a policy associate at the University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, a professor at Hult International Business School, and a co-author of The Emerging Economies under the Dome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

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  1. Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?
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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Aug 17, 2022 Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.

  2. The Anatomy of Technology Regulation
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    The Anatomy of Technology Regulation

    Feb 9, 2022 Nicholas Davis, et al. outline the factors contributing to policy divergence across otherwise similar countries.

  3. Imagining a Global Digital Order
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    Imagining a Global Digital Order

    Dec 16, 2021 Josh Entsminger, et al. think a multilateral process is needed to prevent the trend toward fragmented regulatory models.

  4. The Digital Revolution Is Eating Its Young
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    The Digital Revolution Is Eating Its Young

    Apr 14, 2021 Mark Esposito, et al. warn that tech monopolists are in a position to crush the real economy with rent seeking.

  5. The New Urgency of Global Tech Governance
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    The New Urgency of Global Tech Governance

    Sep 8, 2020 Landry Signé, et al. believe the pandemic is accelerating trends that will make shared rules and standards even more necessary.

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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.
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    The Plight of Public Schools in Africa

    Palesa Libe highlights the toll that the pandemic has taken on lower-income students across the continent.
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    The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance

    Frannie Leautier, et al. highlight the crucial role multilateral development banks must play in funding large-scale green projects.
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    Eco-Economic Development

    David Malpass sees declining fish stocks as a case study of why nature must be central to countries’ growth models.
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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.

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