What’s the Future for Western Businesses in Xi’s China?
We asked Stephen Roach, a senior fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, what another five years of Xi Jinping’s leadership means for China’s economic policies and the environment for Western businesses there.
Could Russia Really Go Nuclear?
We asked Paul Bracken, an expert in nuclear strategy, how this “unthinkable” scenario would play out.
Can the Inflation Reduction Act Bring Down Drug Prices?
We asked Prof. Fiona Scott Morton, an expert on competition in the healthcare industry, whether the new legislation will make a difference—and what it will take to get drug prices under control.
Are Student Loans Worth It?
We asked SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, whose current work focuses on assessing the costs and benefits of debtor protection policies and understanding the role that consumer debt plays in the macroeconomy, to put President Biden’s decision to forgive student debt in context.
How Does Inflation Change Consumer Behavior?
Inflation has put consumers in an anxious, angry mood, even as the economic data shows confounding bright spots. We asked Yale SOM’s Ravi Dhar how the perception of rising prices affects buying behavior, and how companies can respond.
Is Elon Musk Right about the Bot Problem on Twitter?
Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter has turned into a battle over the prevalence of bot accounts on the platform. We asked Prof. Tauhid Zaman, who has studied the impact of bots, how much they skew the experience of Twitter users.
What Does Putin Want?
We asked Yale SOM’s Barry Nalebuff, an expert on game theory and negotiation, what it will take to find common ground and bring the war in Ukraine to an end.
Will the EU’s New Law Remake Big Tech?
We asked Prof. Fiona Scott Morton, an expert on antitrust policy, what the Digital Markets Act will mean for users in Europe and elsewhere.
What Does the War in Ukraine Mean for Businesses?
We asked Prof. Paul Bracken, an expert on business and defense strategy, about the risks that corporate leaders should consider as the Russian invasion and the resulting sanctions unfold.
Controlling the Virus Is the Key to Reducing Inflation
Yale SOM’s William English, a former economist at the Federal Reserve, explains the role of COVID-19 in the spike in prices, considers how policymakers can respond, and confronts the sheer uncertainty of the times.