Digital Economy: The Evolution of Regulation, Competition, and Innovation
As economic activity has increasingly moved from traditional telephony to the more robust platforms of wireless and wireline broadband communications, the potential exists for substantial improvements in the economic lives of both citizens and businesses. This transition has also given rise to numerous policy issues regarding how to foster innovation and added economic welfare in this vital sector.
Our work offers a foundation of academic research and bold new thinking on critical issues at the intersection of technology innovation and regulation. The Evolution of Regulation and Innovation Project explores the relationship between regulation in this sector and innovation with attention to policy changes and how they affect economic outcomes both for consumers and the larger economy.
Anna-Maria Kovacs: "America’s Consumers Deserve Best-in-Class Privacy Protections" (ECN)March 7, 2019Larry Downes: "5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It" (Harvard Business Review)March 5, 2019Larry Downes: "Is the tech backlash going askew?" (Washington Post)January 16, 2019
Competing in the 5G Universe: New Applications, New Consumer Benefits, New Competitive PressureMay 24, 2018
Pivot to the Future April, 2019Competition in the U.S. Wireless Services Market August, 2018Will Ideology Block Opportunity? Regulatory Reform in the Infrastructure Industries May, 2018Although the United States is deeply divided ideologically, and this divide nominally may seem to halt opportunity for policy advances, this...
The Evolution of Regulation and Innovation Project
The Evolution of Regulation and Innovation Project engages leading scholars, policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and industry experts from across the Internet ecosystem. The ERI Project leaders are Larry Downes, Project Director, and John Mayo, CBPP Executive Director. Downes is an Internet industry analyst and author on developing business strategies in an age of technological disruption.