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    • Deficit Reduction: $38 Billion Won’t Cut It 

      Griffin, James M.; Taylor, Lori L. (The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2011-04)
      Washington is awash in red ink, and no one seems willing to make the hard choices needed to set our fiscal house aright. Congress’ recent boast of cutting spending by $38 billion makes the problem seem just about solved. ...
    • Empirical Essays on the Efficiency of Heterogeneous Good Auction 

      Martin, Thomas A., IV (2010-01-14)
      A recent pursuit of the auction design literature has been the development of an auction mechanism which performs well in a multi-good setting, when the goods are not substitutes. This work began in earnest with the Federal ...
    • Essays on a Monopolist's Product Choice and its Effect on Social Welfare 

      Cho, Sung Ick (2012-10-19)
      This dissertation builds on earlier works by analyzing the provision of product quality by a monopolist and comparing that to a social planner. This paper extends the analysis of this problem to the discrete quality setting. ...
    • Ethanol Waivers: Needed or Irrelevant? 

      Griffin, James M.; Dahl, Rachel (The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2012-10)
      Because of the magnitude of the existing corn harvest shortfall coupled with the large ethanol mandates, policymakers face extreme uncertainties looking into the future with potentially large economic ramifications. ...
    • Free Trade in Oil and Natural Gas, The Case for Lifting the Ban on U.S. Energy Exports 

      Griffin, James M.; Gause, F. Gregory (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2014-11)
      Not only should the US lift its ban on exporting oil and natural gas in light of today’s economic and political climate, but it was wrong to ever ban such exports in the first place. The US should cease to view its energy ...
    • The Latest Unanticipated Consequence in the Ethanol Fiasco 

      Griffin, James M. (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2013-12)
      Until recently, the 2007 ethanol mandates have been a story of very small environmental and security benefits and large, unexpected increases in food prices as corn was diverted from food to fuel uses. Now we have another ...
    • The Oil Debacle in the Gulf of Mexico: An Alternative to the Coming Flood of Offshore Regulations 

      Griffin, James M. (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2010-05)
      In the wake of the recent oil disaster in the Gulf, Congress appears poised to impose new bans on offshore drilling along with a strict new regulatory regime. While these measures may meet a widely felt need for swift ...
    • A Smart, Price-Based Energy Policy 

      Griffin, James M. (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2017-03)
      Energy policy in the United States is fatally flawed both in the process by which problems are identified and in the solutions that are chosen. It relies too heavily on subsidies, tax credits, grants, and mandates, when ...
    • The Time for a Carbon Tax is Now 

      Griffin, James M.; Gawande, Kishore (The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2010-09)
      The U.S. needs to get its finances under control without resorting to the usual fixes of raising taxes and/or cutting spending, which would stymie recovery. The case for a carbon tax is a compelling one, given our current ...
    • U.S. Ethanol Policy: The Unintended Consequences 

      Griffin, James M.; Soto, Maricio Cifuentes (The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2012-02)
      The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) mandated a steep rise in domestic ethanol production. The goals were to ease dependency on imported petroleum and to cut greenhouse gas emissions. A new blend of ...