Author: Sharon Wood

Professor Pearlstein comments on the antitrust concerns over Boeing and Airbus

In his April 25th piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein writes on the issues, as well as needed policy changes, to confront an emerging duopoly between Boeing and Airbus in the civilian aviation industry. 

Professor Pearlstein analyzes the Amazon-Post Office delivery contract

In his April 9th piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein writes on the difficulty and results of analyzing the package delivery contract created between Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service.  You can read the

Professor Pearlstein analyzes Bryan Caplan’s “The Case Against Education”

In his March 9th piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein writes on the lessons and shortcomings of GMU Economics professor Bryan Caplan’s ‘The Case Against Education”, which argues against the value of U.S. higher

Professor Pearlstein writes on the implications of the recent GSA decision on the FBI Headquarters

In his February 14th piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein writes on the possible benefits to the Trump Organization stemming from the GSA decision not to move the FBI Headquarters.  You can read the

Professor Pealrstein writes on the destabilizing effects of algorithmic trading on financial markets

In his February 7th piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein writes on the impact of automated trading and intricate financial instruments on market volatility. You can read the full article here.

Professor Pearlstein writes on the political backlash set to arrive due to the Republican tax bill

In his December 19th piece in the Washington Post Wonkblog, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein issues a warning to those financially benefiting from the new Republican tax bill: they’ve woken up fierce opposition that is set to roll

Professor Pearlstein explains the worries over the merger of CVS and Aetna

In his December 15th column in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein warns of the vertical integration of CVS and Aetna as anti-competitive and possibly harmful to patients in the future.  Read the full story here.

Professor Pearlstein writes on how the new tax bill impacts Bryce Harper

In his December 1st piece in the Washington Post Wonkblog, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein uses baseball player Bryce Harper as a case study of the impact of the new Republican tax plan.  You can read the full

Professor Pearlstein reviews “The Captured Economy” by Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles

In his November 22nd piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein reviews “The Captured Economy”, an analysis of the so-called “bipartisan blind spot” of how faulty regulations can increase income inequality and harm economic growth. 

Professor Pearlstein writes on the Business Roundtable’s decisions on tax reform

In his November 17th piece in the Washington Post, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein writes on the dilemma being faced by the Business Roundtable concerning Republican tax reform and it’s implications. You can read the full article here.