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In the News

MacArthur Foundation awards planning grant to improve decision-making in energy policy

with Kenneth L. Juddvia EurekAlert
Friday, February 20, 2009

The University of Chicago is launching a large-scale collaboration to develop a computational modeling tool that will help a wide range of organizations in climate and energy policy decision-making...

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Hasty taxes might not be what people of the future need

with David R. Hendersonvia Oil and Gas Journal
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Raising taxes to fund uncertain benefits far in the future can be worse than rising sea levels...

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We need to start emissions debate

with Gary S. Beckervia Australian
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

THE Australian Government commissioned, reviewed and reported on an emissions trading system four times in the past year, but it wasn't until now that it finally asked the fundamental question of whether we should have a trading scheme at all...

In the News

Are chemicals altering the planet?

with Henry I. Millervia ABC 7 News (CA)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chemicals surround us; from the food we eat, to the electronic devices we use, to the clothes we wear...

In the News

Ambrose: How FDA may give you a cold

with Henry I. Millervia Scripps Howard News Service
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It was a mystery that had remained unsolved throughout history, but diligent, masterful scientists have now finally figured out a likely way to cure the common cold, leaving another, difficult task for others...

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Bhide on Outsourcing, Uncertainty, and the Venturesome Economy

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 16, 2009

Amar Bhidé, of Columbia University and author of The Venturesome Economy, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in a global economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Overreacting to Perceived Risks

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (NY)
Sunday, February 15, 2009

From rubber duckies and plastic bottles to pesticides used in agriculture, the world often seems full of lethal hazards...

Analysis and Commentary

No Stimulus For R&D

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, February 13, 2009

Congress continues to show that it cares more about perception than performance, more about public relations than the public...

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New York Law Journal review cheers "Home Run" bio-pharma tome

with F. Scott Kieffvia (DC)
Thursday, February 12, 2009

When PLI published Kaye Scholer LLP's treatise Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law, the Institute knew it had a winner on its hands...

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What Can America Do with China?

by David G. Victorvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

For a start, rethink engagement on energy, security, and climate protection


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.