Senior Fellow Paul Romer is profiled in “Once Tech’s Favorite Economist, Now a Thorn in Its Side,” by Steve Lohr. Related to this piece, Romer has also written the first of a series of blog posts, in which he suggests taxing digital advertising.
“To Mr. Romer, economics is a vehicle for applying the independent rigor of scientific thinking to social challenges. Urban planning, for example. For years, Mr. Romer pushed the idea that new cities of the developing world should be a blend of government design for basics like roads and sanitation, and mostly let markets take care of the rest.”