Competition

The New Industrial Policy

Dr. Tiemann takes a look at three specific instances of actions relating to U.S. industry which suggest that Trump is making a dramatic shift in both the style and substance of national industrial policy and answers the question of what these say about the type of Industrial Policy we can expect to see out of the Trump […]

In Defense of Baseball

Dr. Tiemann pens his thoughts regarding the designated hitter rule and the schizm created in baseball by the differing application of this rule by the National and American Leagues, following the face-off between Madison Bumgarner of the Giants and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers.

Pitch Perfect

Jonathan Tiemann’s love of the game of baseball comes through in this homage to the sport, which describes baseball’s “infinite variety and continuity with the past, both historic and mythic.” A lifetime of learning, playing, coaching and being a fan has embued Dr. T with a level of appreciation for the myriad transcendent aspects of the sport which he shares with readers to enable them to understand baseball beyond that which is visible on the field.

Competition

In his note on market competition Dr. Tiemann writes: “It’s an attempt to dig a little deeper than the stylized models we study in economics courses, and think a bit about how competition operates in the real economy.”

The Wall Street Vortex

Review of the more than run-of-the-mill market corrections and diagnoses of actions by the government to stem the failures by such entities as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while permitting the collapse of Lehman and Bear Stearns. Implications of the political uncertainty in light of the upcoming presidential elections and market reactions.