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The American Enterprise Institute has a long history of producing leading research in economic policy. The AEI Economic Studies series publishes rigorous, high-quality research in all fields of economics. It is a new outlet designed to produce studies targeted at increasing understanding of economic policy issues. Research findings are presented in a clear and concise way to maximize their accessibility and impact. Individual studies are circulated to both policymakers, academics and the press.

The series accepts outside submissions; to be considered, please submit your work to the series editor, Aparna Mathur.

AEI Economic Studies Series editor:

Aparna Mathur
Resident Scholar
amathur@aei.org

October 2012: Broadband competition in the Internet ecosystem
Jeffrey Eisenach

Like the other information technology markets that comprise the Internet ecosystem, broadband communications services are characterized by rapid innovation, declining costs, product differentiation, competitive price discrimination, network effects, and “multisidedness.”

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June 2012: A new measure of consumption inequality
Kevin A. Hassett and Aparna Mathur

In recent times, the debate surrounding middle-class welfare has tended to focus on the issue of income inequality. We argue in this paper that income data are not the best measure of overall welfare. What matters for household well-being is consumption, since households are better able to smooth consumption rather than income over their lifetime.

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November 2011: Telecoms and the Huawei conundrum
Claude Barfield

The Chinese company Huawei has emerged as the second-largest telecommunications equipment company in the world. Despite its global success, Huawei has consistently been rebuffed in attempts to make large investments and land large contracts in the United States.

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About the Author

 

Aparna
Mathur
  • Aparna Mathur is an economist who writes about taxes and wages. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and has taught economics at the University of Maryland. Her work ranges from research on carbon taxes and the impact of state health insurance mandates on small firms to labor market outcomes. Her research on corporate taxation includes the widely discussed coauthored 2006 "Wages and Taxes" paper, which explored the link between corporate taxes and manufacturing wages.
  • Phone: 202-828-6026
    Email: amathur@aei.org
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    Name: Hao Fu
    Phone: 202-862-5214
    Email: hao.fu@aei.org

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