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Mordecai Kurz

Mordecai Kurz

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Mordecai Kurz is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the author, most recently, of The Market Power of Technology: Understanding the Second Gilded Age (Columbia University Press, 2023).

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  1. Reform Antitrust and Patent Laws Now
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    Reform Antitrust and Patent Laws Now

    Jan 24, 2024 Mordecai Kurz outlines the legal changes needed to rein in Big Tech’s market power and restore meaningful competition.

  2. Market Power Is Permanent, and Technological Competition Does Not Remove It
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    Market Power Is Permanent, and Technological Competition Does Not Remove It

    Dec 1, 2023 Mordecai Kurz shows that technological change leads not to disruption, but to deeper, more enduring forms of market power.

  3. Who Cares About Big Tech’s Displaced Workers?
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    Who Cares About Big Tech’s Displaced Workers?

    Apr 20, 2018 Mordecai Kurz explains how IT innovation is boosting corporate monopoly power and, with it, wage stagnation and inequality.

  4. The New Monopolists
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    The New Monopolists

    Sep 22, 2017 Mordecai Kurz examines how growth patterns in the IT sector are widening income and wealth disparities.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

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    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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