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Mayo releases policy paper: "Competition in Telecommunications: Global Lessons for Policy Development in Mexico"

Center Executive Director John W. Mayo today released an economic policy paper, "...

Downes: "A simple path forward for FCC transparency" (The Hill)
Last summer, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) criticized outgoing FCC Chair Tom Wheeler for a lack of transparency about Commission proceedings. In particular, Thune...
Call for Papers: Third Annual Research Colloquium on the Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry

THE ECONOMICS AND REGULATION OF THE FREIGHT RAIL INDUSTRY
Third Annual Research Colloquium
Call for Papers

The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is pleased to...

Vastine advises on trade policy in President-Elect Trump's administration

As the inauguration of President-Elect Trump approaches, Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow Bob Vastine has been asked to comment in a collection of pieces regarding trade policy of the...

Larry Downes: "Why The Trump Team Should Adopt Bill Clinton's Plan For The FCC" (Forbes)
The FCC, more than any other federal agency, stands at an uncertain crossroads. With the election of Donald Trump, the Commission is set to have its first Republican Chairman in almost a decade, and...
Anna-Maria Kovacs: "Mobile Video Fuels Broadband Investment and Adoption" (Wireless Week)
There are two goals that have bipartisan support in Washington: increased broadband infrastructure investment and greater broadband adoption. Expanding mobile’s share of the video market can help...
Larry Downes: "The Right and Wrong Ways to Regulate Self-Driving Cars" (HBR)
Self-driving, autonomous vehicles — a topic of speculation, if not science fiction, just five years ago — are suddenly going mainstream. Before long, we’ll stop referring to the underlying...
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Larry Downes: "Why you may have good reason to worry about all those smart devices" (Washington Post)
There are an estimated 1.5 trillion objects around the world that could one day connect to the Internet, everything from simple housewares to automobiles. In the so-called Internet of Things, each of...
Hahn releases paper: "The Behavioralist as Policy Designer: The Need to Test Multiple Treatments to Meet Multiple Targets"
Anna-Maria Kovacs: "Free can be good and is hardly anti-competitive" (East Bay Times)
Deals, especially deals built around free, are offered for all conceivable goods and services. For some shoppers, finding the best deals is a sport. For others, deals provide a way to afford luxuries...
Anna-Maria Kovacs: "Investing in America’s communications infrastructure" (The Hill)
President-elect Trump has promised to lower taxes and strengthen America’s infrastructure. To fulfill that dual commitment, private investment is essential. It is particularly crucial for the...
Catherine Tinsley: "What Would Hillary's Win Signify for Women?" (Huffington Post)
Over the past few weeks, I have heard the same question over and over: what will it mean for women if Hillary Clinton is elected? To me, the question isn’t, “what do the election results mean?” but “...
J. Bradford Jensen quoted in TheStreet article: "The 5 Reasons Economists Love Trade"
On the face of it, the numbers look grim. We have a $40 billion foreign trade gap (the difference between the mutual values of a country's imports and exports). Manufacturing jobs have crumbled...
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Larry Downes: "Google and Facebook contribute zero economic value. That’s a big problem for trade." (Washington Post)
How much value do free online services contribute to the U.S. economy? Ask any user of Google, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, and the answer would most likely be, “A lot.” But according to every...
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Burton releases EPV: "A Sanguine Assessment of North American Freight Railroads"
Larry Downes: "U.S. Digital Infrastructure Needs More Private Investment" (HBR)
There’s an urgent need to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure. Even our politicians agree on that. As anyone who has driven a car, ridden a train, turned on the tap, or lost power during a...

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