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Israel In The Fall Of 2021: Domestic And Foreign Policy Challenges

by Itamar Rabinovichvia The Caravan Notebook
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

This essay presents and analyzes Israel’s current rich domestic and foreign policy agenda. Among its focal points is the end of Benjamin Netanyahu’s lengthy tenure as prime minister, the political paralysis of the past two years, and the formation of Naftali Bennett’s government. It argues that this diverse and fragile coalition government cannot cope with Israel’s fundamental problems, especially with regard to the Palestinian issue, but represents a potential transition to more orderly politics.

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Dynamic Labor Reallocation with Heterogeneous Skills and Uninsured Idiosyncratic Risk

by Ester Faia, Marianna Kudlyak, Ekaterina Shabalinavia Economics Working Papers
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21119

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A New Gilded Age? Public Opinion, Antitrust, and the Dangers to Market Competition

by Manny Rincon-Cruzvia Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Papers
Sunday, July 25, 2021

TEG Working Paper 21102

Fears of a second Gilded Age—of the excessive wealth and power of America’s biggest corporations—have put antitrust back on the Presidential agenda.


Labour Market Reallocation In The Wake Of Covid-19

by Steven J. Davis, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Phil Bunn, Julia Leather, Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, Paul Mizen, Greg Thwaites, Lena Anayi, Myrto Oikonomouvia (Centre for Economic Policy Research)
Friday, August 13, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic hit some firms and sectors especially hard. As economies bounce back, a key question is whether the recovery will re-employ all of the workers shed during the downturn, and whether they will go back to similar jobs.

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California Technology Business Exits: Why They Are Happening And What To Do

by Lee Ohanianvia Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Papers
Friday, July 23, 2021

TEG Working Paper 21101

The nearly coincident announcements in December 2020 by Silicon Valley giants Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Oracle, and Tesla that they all were relocating their headquarters and future operations to Texas brought international headlines to businesses, particularly high technology businesses, leaving California. This paper documents business and household exits over time and analyzes why they are occurring.


Is Deliberation An Antidote To Extreme Partisan Polarization? Reflections On “America In One Room”

by Larry Diamond, James Fishkin, Alice Siu, Norman Bradburnvia Cambridge University Press
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

This paper is positioned at the intersection of two literatures: partisan polarization and deliberative democracy. It analyzes results from a national field experiment in which more than 500 registered voters were brought together from around the country to deliberate in depth over a long weekend on five major issues facing the country. 

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Internet Access and its Implications for Productivity, Inequality, and Resilience

by Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davisvia Economics Working Papers
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21115

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Heat, Crime, And Punishment

by A. Patrick Behrer, Valentin Bolotnyyvia Economics Working Papers
Monday, July 26, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21114