Center scholars lead assessment of economic merits of the Open Internet Order in new Economic Policy Vignette

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A group of prominent economists including several Center scholars have released an Economic Policy Vignette assessing the economic merits the Open Internet Order. They argue the Order “represents a radical shift in policy, reversing nearly two decades of consistent, bi-partisan ‘light touch’ oversight of the Internet” and “fails not only to weigh the costs of its new common carrier regime against likely de minimis benefits, but also fails to apply economic rigor to its evaluation of the record.” Read “Assessing the Economic Benefits and Costs of the FCC’s Imposition of Title II Regulation .”

John W. MayoLarry Downes, Ev Ehrlich, Gerald R. Faulhaber, Robert E. LitanJeffrey T. Macher, Michael Mandel, Bruce Owen, James E. Prieger, Robert J. Shapiro, Hal J. Singer, Lawrence J. White, and Glenn A. Woroch authored the piece, which was originally submitted as an Amicus Brief in United States Telecom Association, et al., Petitioners v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America, Respondents, in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.