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New Research on Delivery System Innovation and Medicaid Expansion

12 days ago

Delivery System Innovation Is the Key to Better Healthcare
Robert Graboyes | Testimony
Mercatus scholar Robert Graboyes recently testified before the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force to discuss possible solutions and policy prescriptions to end the zero-sum game of healthcare policy. He suggests less emphasis on payment models and more focus on the delivery of care, which is more likely to increase quality of healthcare. 
He suggests a larger increase of resources by removing barriers and restrictions in healthcare across the country. The people most impacted by low quality healthcare services are those living in rural or underserved areas, and a fancy new insurance card won’t do half as much for those people as delivery system reforms would, and Graboyes suggests a

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New Research on Quantifying Regulation, Insider Trading Reform, and Regulatory Accumulation

26 days ago

Quantifying Regulation in US States
James Broughel, Patrick McLaughlin, Michael Kotrous | Data Visualization
To gain a better understanding of the reach of state-level regulation in the United States, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University launched the State RegData project and has gathered and analyzed the regulations of 46 states plus the District of Columbia. (Unfortunately, the regulatory codes of Arkansas, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Vermont were not able to be analyzed owing to data limitations.) Mercatus researchers then used text analysis and machine learning algorithms to quantify how many words and regulatory restrictions each state’s regulations contain as well as to estimate which sectors and industries of the economy those regulations are likely to affect. As in all

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New Research on Protectionism, CON Laws in Alaska and Florida, and FedNow

November 12, 2019

New Protectionism: Still Protectionism and Bad Economics
Veronique de Rugy | Policy Brief
Senior research fellow Veronique de Rugy’s latest research explores the era of “new protectionism,” exposing unfounded trade fears that have resulted in misguided policy prescriptions. She points to lessons from the past that should guide policy for the future, including examples from the US as well as the recent booming economies of East Asian countries. A misunderstanding of history and economics has created policies hostile to free trade. Putting so-called “fair trade” on a pedestal neglects the fallacies of  this approach and overlooks the many benefits of embracing comparative advantage. De Rugy points out the problems with tariffs, subsidies and quotas and concludes that historical trends show

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New Research on Import Restrictions and V2I Technology

November 4, 2019

Executive Incentives, Import Restrictions, and Competition
Brian Blank | Working Paper
In his new analysis on import restrictions, Brian Blank writes that tariffs have unexpected beneficiaries. Corporations and their top executives stand to benefit from import restrictions moreso than the domestic businesses and workers for which they are justified. Blank expounds specific import restrictions, like antidumping duties and countervailing duties, and shows the unintended consequences of import duties. 
Smart Cities, Dumb Infrastructure
Korok Ray and Brent Skorup | Working Paper
Autonomous vehicles are now shifting from a technological pipe dream to a realistic possibility, but US roadways are not ready to accommodate them. Korok Ray and Brent Skorup write that the US currently lacks the

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New Research on Regulation in Nebraska, the Ex-Im Bank, Rural Health, and Privacy in Technology

October 28, 2019

Cutting Red Tape in Nebraska
James Broughel | Testimony
In the realm of government oversight, some cases may call for regulation, but regulatory accumulation and introducing one regulation after another can have some serious consequences. Before sudden policy changes, regulators should prioritize quantifying regulation in order to get answers on the effects of regulatory policy. Specific reforms mentioned in this testimony are red tape reduction efforts, regulatory reset, and economic analysis requirements, innovative measures which deserve more emphasis. Examining Nebraska shows that they are one of the most well-positioned states to adopt these reforms. 
Comments on the Ex-Im Bank’s Proposed Additionality Criteria
Veronique de Rugy | Public Comments
De Rugy adds new considerations to her

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New Research on Inclusionary Zoning and the Need for Humility in Policymaking

September 23, 2019

Inclusionary Zoning and Housing Market Outcomes
Emily Hamilton | Mercatus Research
Mercatus research fellow Emily Hamilton’s new research paper explores the spheres of exclusionary and inclusionary zoning. Exclusionary zoning gives value to inclusionary zoning density bonuses. Without an underlying regime of exclu­sionary zoning, inclusionary zoning would be a clear tax on new housing construction, so inclusionary zoning can­not alleviate the underlying cause of supply constraints and housing unaffordability. Evidence indicates that inclusionary zoning makes housing less affordable for those not lucky enough to get a subsidized unit.
The Need for Humility in Policymaking
Stefanie Haeffele and Anne Hobson | Book
Regulations impact a wide array of market and social activities that influence

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