News & Research

The Ascent of Autocracy

In their latest missive, Matthew Slaughter and Matthew Rees examine the rise of autocratic governments and the threat they pose to democracy and freedom throughout the world.With the eyes...

Nov 30, 2022

Anarchy in the U.K.

Recent events in the U.K. provide a sobering reminder that nations facing economic stagnation are nations ripe for anarchy, say Slaughter and Rees..bquote { padding:0 3em; text-align:justify; } On...

Oct 31, 2022

The Quest for the Immaculate Disinflation

In trying to slow rising inflation, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will need to conjure the skill, composure, and luck of Terry Bradshaw during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 1972 “Immaculate...

Sep 01, 2022

Norway, Aristotle, and Ukraine

Norway flourishes in the Winter Olympics by focusing on application and effort—not on medals—say Slaughter and Rees, comparing that focus to Russia’s challenge to democracy through its...

Feb 28, 2022

Harness Globalization to Help Whip Inflation

The challenge facing the Fed is daunting. Slaughter and Rees propose three steps policymakers can take to harness globalization and whip U.S. inflation.U.S. consumer prices rose by 7.0%...

Jan 31, 2022

Two Long-Term Public-Policy Lessons of the Pandemic

Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees share two public-policy lessons of the pandemic related to globalization and public health—one optimistic, the other less so.Hello after what we...

Nov 30, 2021

What Will Help Resolve America’s Great Resignation? Jobs Connected to the World

As the U.S. faces the Great Resignation, Slaughter and Rees remind policymakers that the strongest jobs in America have long been those connected to the world through international trade...

Oct 28, 2021

How Might Student-Athletes Get Paid to Play? Three Key Questions

Sensible reform for student-athlete compensation will first need to address three important questions informed by an accurate understanding of preexisting market structure, say Slaughter and Rees.College sports. The...

Jun 30, 2021

The Lessons of Phil at 50

Phil Mickelson’s historic victory reveals lessons about making better decisions—and the value of older workers. On Sunday evening, at the fabled Ocean Course along the coast of South...

May 27, 2021

Data Is Power

The surge in global flows of data holds great potential for the global economy, say Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees. Yet big data remains largely ungoverned.Think of...

Apr 22, 2021

Go Big on Skilled Immigration

In their latest missive, Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees underscore how unnecessarily costly America’s too-restrictive skilled-immigration policy is.Spring is often a season of joyous change. But...

Mar 31, 2021

Batter Up

Did President Trump eliminate America's trio of trade deficits? Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees weigh in and look ahead to trade policy under the Biden administration.In his...

Feb 26, 2021

The Biden-Harris Economic Scorecard

This Inauguration Day, Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees provide a scorecard for the heart of the American economy—workers and their families—to help clarify how to measure...

Jan 20, 2021

Puerto Rico and the Moon

While the U.S. awaits COVID-19 stimulus packages and the distribution of vaccines, Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees examine two scientific landmarks from earlier this month—an...

Dec 15, 2020

RIP, Ed Winchester

Ed Winchester, the beloved executive director of marketing and communications at Tuck who died unexpectedly last week, was emblematic of a wise and decisive leader.This is the 197th Slaughter ...

Apr 30, 2020

How to Avoid a Coronavirus Depression

In a new essay for "Foreign Affairs," Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees outline a three-step policy plan to halt the coming coronavirus recession.As the coronavirus pandemic...

Mar 26, 2020

The Essential Health-Care Question Missing from the Debates

How can we make America’s health-care system more productive? It’s a key question absent from the health-care reform debate, say Slaughter and Rees.On Tuesday of this week,...

Feb 27, 2020

The U.S.-China Trade War—The End of the Beginning

Tuck School Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and co-author Matthew Rees provide three main lessons from the U.S.-China trade war’s first phase and a potential solution for lasting...

Jan 30, 2020