Brookings Today, 8/6/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Should the U.S. adopt European-style insurance regulations? Robert Litan explains why it is premature for the United States to embrace insurance solvency regulation as it is important to distinguish between banks and insurers.

  • Role of regional organizations in national disaster management. Elizabeth Ferris calls for efforts to assess the role of regional organizations in building the capacity of national disaster management organizations.

  • Why Silicon Valley software developers have an edge. Jonathan Rothwell asks what distinguishes Silicon Valley software developers.

  • The limits on DACA estimates. Audrey Singer suggests why estimates of the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be treated with uncertainty.

  • Leveraging data in health care. Darrell West and Niam Yaragh list four ways to leverage the maximum potential of data in the health care.

  • Latin American elections and results in 2014. Daniel Zovatto unpacks the intense 2014 electoral landscape in Latin America.

  • AGOA and regional integration. Witney Schneidman interviews the African Development Bank’s Moono Mupotola.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.