Zach Meyers

Zach Meyers

Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise 

Competition policy, economic regulation, industrial strategy, technology and innovation, the single market.

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Unlocking industrial data: Why the EU should rethink the Data Act

Encompass
19 July 2022
The ink is not yet dry on the EU’s two flagship tech laws, the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act.

Ask CER - Episode 5: Europe's defence muscle, Russian-Western relations, central bank digital currencies and the EU's green transition

13 July 2022
You asked, we answered: the fifth episode of our 'Ask CER' podcast series.
¿Por qué va a utilizar nadie la moneda digital de un banco central?

¿Por qué va a utilizar nadie la moneda digital de un banco central?

ESglobal
24 June 2022
Los bancos centrales tienen prisa por empezar las pruebas de una moneda digital propia. Quizá parece una cosa emocionante. Pero seguramente no ofrecen a los usuarios casi ninguna ventaja de la que no disfruten ya.

CER podcast: Unpacking the EU's new tech laws - and the UK's answer to them

27 May 2022
In this week’s CER podcast Rosie Giorgi speaks to Zach Meyers about the motivations behind the new laws, the companies that will be affected and what the UK is doing to promote digital competition and online safety.

We must uphold online competition at home, or we risk lagging behind the EU

City A.M
25 May 2022
Right now in the European Union, law-makers are putting the finishing touches on the Digital Markets Act – a landmark law which will upend big tech firms’ business models to improve competition online.
Elon Musk's Twitter test

Elon Musk's Twitter test

Project Syndicate
29 April 2022
The world’s richest person will be free to emasculate Twitter's content restrictions in the name of free speech if that is what he wishes to do. But he may reconsider once he realizes the great responsibility that digital freedom now implies.

Sanctioning Russia: A co-operative endeavour, not a competitive sport

Encompass
22 March 2022
The West surprised many with its decisive response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, imposing an unprecedented set of economic sanctions on Russia.

Interview with Zach Meyers: Can Russia be crushed without crushing Europe?

AMI Magazine
07 March 2022
We interviewed Zach Meyers, a senior research fellow at the CER, an independent think-tank that examines ways to make the European Union work better. Mr Meyers, in particular, has been examining issues related to economic decoupling, separating the economies of the European Union from outside economies.

The EU's antitrust lessons for America

Project Syndicate
04 March 2022
While the EU’s courts and legislative processes will moderate the European Commission’s hardline instincts about competition policy, the US risks overcompensating for past laxity.

BBC World News: Russia vetoes UN resolution deploring invasion of Ukraine

26 February 2022
Zach Meyers spoke to BBC World News and explained that UK/US were prepared to cut off Russian banks from USD/GBP clearing, devastating Russia's ability to trade internationally - but EU sanctions still allow much trade with Russia.

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