Articles by Piotr Le

Piotr Le


The Economic Consequences of Publicly Financing Stadiums

It’s February, which means it’s nearly time for the holiest day of the American athletic year: Super Bowl Sunday. There are any number of critiques we could bring to bear about the game itself, including the shockingly small proportion of real game time relative to the event’s total duration, or the outsize ad revenues generated…

The EU, Europe, and Transatlantic Trade at a Crossroads

Just as anti-trade sentiment in the U.S. contributed to the election of Donald Trump, similar concerns have created friction and fragmentation across the Atlantic. In addition to the obvious threats Brexit posed to the EU model earlier this year, populist and nationalist fervor manifest in opposition to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and…

Happy Thanksgiving from GPPR

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, some are left to wonder how the turkey—a large not particularly flavorful bird occupies so much attention as the symbol and centerpiece of Thanksgiving. Further, where are all these turkeys coming from if they only gain relevance seemingly one month per year? Quite counterintuitively, the turkey is not merely a cultural…

The solar industry in a period of transition

Over the past 18 months, the solar industry has been in transition. Once flush with cash, living on the leading edge of energy innovation—at great cost—the solar industry is growing more financially stable and sustainable. Increasing pressure from investors and stakeholders indicates solar developers and distributors are capable of turning profits, but this transition is…