While the rapid increase in data flows has contributed to growth and socio-economic transformations, it has also amplified policy questions related to anti-trust conduct, inequality, privacy, data security and surveillance. This report builds on the recent literature on data localisation to provide a reflective view on the economic implications of the existing and proposed localisation measures in India.
As countries increasingly vie to both achieve the highest levels of innovation-based economic growth and attract, grow, and scale innovative enterprises and industries, a growing number have turned to “innovation mercantilist” policies that seek to grow nations’ innovation-based firms and industries through policies. The Global Mercantilist Index, ranking 60 nations on 18 variables ranging from market access and forced localization to currency manipulation and intellectual property protections, finds that China is the world’s most innovation-mercantilist nation.
These papers explore the shifting German-American relationship within three key international institutions: the United Nations, the WTO, and NATO. What leadership have we seen from Germany in the past three years, and what might we expect in the future? Is Merkel the chancellor of the free world, after all?
This piece looks back at the fifteen years of Polish membership in the European Union to evaluate how the participation in the Single Market is changing the biggest economy to have joined the EU in the 21st century.
The bills under scrutiny in the Chilean parliament are worth taking seriously. They play an important role in environmental degradation mitigation, however, it is necessary to adopt policies that are able to enact these changes without deterring necessary investment.
Contrary to common belief, enterprise automation is not a cause for alarm, but instead a societal imperative. Modern nations will need all the productivity they can get to address today’s ever-more-resource-constrained challenges.
Italy's recent joining of China's Belt and Road Initiative has raised many questions, the one focused on in this report being how the variations in IP systems between the involved countries exposes investors to additional risks.