Samson Chen

Fat Taxes in Europe

Although the EU probably has the legal authority to impose “fat taxes,” the policy case for doing so needs to be stronger.

Increasing Enforcement to Reduce Pollution

Research finds decreased pollution after agencies take enforcement actions.

The Value of Increasing Unlicensed Spectrum

Increasing unlicensed spectrum could increase social welfare.

The Role of Regulation in Preventing Obesity

Legal scholar argues for combating obesity by regulating advertising and providing economic incentives.

Federal Reserve Rule Restricts Mortgage Brokers’ Compensation

Federal Reserve issues a new rule to protect consumers from unfair mortgage practices.

Congressional Republicans Seek to Put the “REINS” on Costly Agency Rulemaking

Republican legislation would require Congress to approve major rules passed by federal agencies.