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Larry Downes
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...
Larry Downes
Larry Downes: "A new digital divide has emerged — and conventional solutions won’t bridge the gap" (Washington Post)
Though the United States has made profound progress in making Internet access universally available, a new digital divide has emerged that defies conventional solutions. Since both Hillary Clinton...
Kovacs releases policy paper: "Business Data Services: The Potential Harm to Competitive Facilities Deployment"
Hahn releases paper: “Using Big Data to Estimate Consumer Surplus: The Case of Uber”
Jensen, Quinn, and Weymouth issue policy paper: “Winners and Losers in International Trade: Effects on U.S. Presidential Voting"

Senior Policy Scholar J. Bradford Jensen and Faculty Affiliates Dennis Quinn and Stephen Weymouth recently issued a paper, “...

Scott Wallsten
Scott Wallsten named President of the Technology Policy Institute

Senior Policy Scholar Scott Wallsten was named President of the Technology Policy Institute, effective September 1, 2016. Scott formerly served as the Institute's Vice President for Research and...

Gender Gap in Leadership and Pay Events
Catherine Tinsley: "Women & Girls in Sports: When will we accept the new normal?" (Huffington Post)
Why do our cultural images lag? And what effect might this have on our girls? They return from their games sweaty, proud, and fueled with strength only to be bombarded with images contradicting what...
Larry Downes
Larry Downes: "Why treating the Internet as a public utility is bad for consumers" (Washington Post)
Open Internet advocates celebrated long and loud in June when a federal court upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s “net neutrality” rules that prohibit broadband-access providers from...
Railroad Economics at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting

On July 1, 2016, Professor John Mayo chaired a session on railroad economics for the Transportation and Public Utilities Group at the 91st Annual Conference of the...

Robert Hahn releases new policy paper: “The Impact of Behavioral Science Experiments on Energy Policy”
John Mayo quoted in Variety article: "Net Neutrality: What’s Next for FCC’s Open Internet Rules"
John Mayo was quoted in a Variety article published on June 17, 2016, "Net Neutrality: What's Next for FCC's Open Internet Rules."
Anna-Maria Kovacs: "D.C. Circuit's net neutrality ruling poses danger to edge providers" (FierceTelecom)
Senior Policy Scholar Anna-Maria Kovacs responds to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upholding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Open Internet Order and the threat this...
Mayo issues Economic Policy Vignette, "Regulation and Investment: Sk(r)ewing the Future for 21st Century Telecommunications?"

John Mayo, professor of economics, business, and public policy in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and executive director of the Georgetown...

Second Annual Research Colloquium on the Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry

The Staggers Rail Act of 1980 largely but not completely deregulated the U.S. freight rail industry. More than thirty years of hindsight affords a rich opportunity for fresh economic analysis of...

Marcia Mintz and Catherine Tinsley: "Celebrating Fathers" (Huffington Post)
Senior Policy Scholar Catherine Tinsley, with CBPP Managing Director Marcia Mintz, published a Huffington Post blog on the potential for paid paternal leave to help break down gender stereotypes.
Delp and Mayo issue research paper, "The Evolution of 'Competition': Lessons for 21st Century Telecommunications Policy" and accompanying Economic Policy Vignette