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Economic Seminars - Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis

The FCC Economic Seminars program, managed by OSP, is intended to advance recent economic analyses in the fields of industrial organization, regulation, and applied microeconomics. The Commission recognizes the importance of expanding its engagement with the research community because staff members often must address difficult issues requiring substantive expertise. Invited speakers primarily are economists but they also include other professionals with expertise on communications issues of interest to FCC economists and engineers.

2014

  • May 22 - David McAdams, Duke Univ.
    Empirical Auctions of Many Objects
  • May 8 - John Mayo, Georgetown Univ.
    Unfettered Spectrum Auctions
  • Mar 20 - Chris Hogendorn, Wesleyan Univ.
    Net Neutrality and Price Discrimination
  • Mar 6 - Paul Zimmerman, FTC, and Anthony Bush, FCC
    Internet Pricing, Preference Externalities, and Economic Growth
  • Feb 5 - Bob Pepper (R) & Doug Webster, Cisco
    Forecast of Mobile Usage Demand
  • Jan 30 - Doug Sicker, BITAG
    Real-Time Management of Internet Congestion
  • Jan 23 - Michael Mandel, PPI
    Data, Trade, and Growth
  • Jan 15 - Norman Fekrat, Lemko
    Consumerization of Mobility

2013

  • Nov 21 - Brett Frischmann, Cardozo School of Law
    Demand for an Open Internet Infrastructure
  • Oct 23 - Lee Rainie, Pew Research
    Online Anonymity
  • Sept 30 - Geoffrey Myers, OFCOM
    4G Auction in the UK
  • Sept 4 - Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Insti. of Tech.
    Open Peering by Internet Transit Providers
  • July 9 - Tim Brennan, UMBC
    Applying Market Definition to Market Dominance: Uses and Abuses
  • June 11 - Debra Aron, Navigant Economics
    Effects of Price Regulation on Broadband Adoption
  • May 30 - Dave Taht, Techlibre
    Why the Last Mile Is So Slow
  • May 21 - Hal Singer and Kevin Caves, Navigant Economics
    Regional Sports Networks
  • May 14 - Maria Petrova, Princeton
    Do Political Blogs Matter?
  • May 7 - Zhu Wang, Richmond Fed
    Ad-Valorem Platform Fees and Efficient Price Discrimination
  • Mar 28 - Przemek Jeziorski, UC Berkeley
    Impact of Radio Market Concentration on Incumbent Success in Local Elections
  • Mar 8 - Lisa George, Hunter College
    Online Consumption of Local News
  • Feb 28 - Wayne Leighton, Navigant Economics
    Economic Engine of Political Change

2012

  • Nov 6 - Arogyaswami Paulraj, Stanford
    Scaling Wireless Capacity
  • Oct 23 - Roger Entner, Recon Analytics
    Impact of Wireless Industry on U.S. Economy
  • Sept 26 - Harish Viswanathan, Bell Labs
    Machine-to-Machine Communications
  • Sept 24 - Rob Albon, ACCC Australia
    Australian Broadband Policy
  • Sept 20 - Bronwyn Howell, New Zealand ISCR
    International Comparison of Broadband Policies
  • July 25 - Sateesh Addepalli, Cisco
    New Pervasive IT Architecture for Internet of Things and Human Networks
  • July 11 - Robert Pepper, Cisco
    Internet Trends
  • June 29 - Sam Crawford & Alex Salter, SamKnows
    Broadband Performance Measurement Systems: Technical Perspective
  • May 24 - Andrew Newton, ARIN
    Operating a Routing Public Key Infrastructure under American Law
  • May 14 - J.  Liebenau, S. Elaluf-Calderwood, and P. Karrberg
    London School of Economics

    Effect of Internet Traffic Imbalances on European Telecom Operators
  • May 2 - Barbara Stark, AT&T
    Implications of Large Scale Network Address Translation
  • Apr 19 - Parag Pruthi, NIKSUN
    Cyber Security Defense: Challenges & State of the Art
  • Apr 2 & 3 - Scott Marcus, WIK, Germany
    International View of Regulatory Best Practices
  • Mar 29 - Dale Hatfield, Univ. of Colorado, Denver
    Role of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group
  • Mar 22 - Matthew Osborne, BEA
    Cellular Service Bill Shock
  • Mar 19 - Tavi Carare, FCC
    Entry and Competition in Differentiated Product Markets
  • Mar 15 - Randy Bush, Internet Initiative Japan
    Securing Internet Routing: RPKI and BGP Origin Validation
  • Mar 8 - Ron Bonica, Juniper Networks
    Migration to IPv6
  • Feb 6 - Sumit Roy, Univ. of Washington
    Spectrum Sensing in White Space Networking
  • Feb 2 - David Crocker, Brandenburg InternetWorking
    Fighting Internet Abuse with Trust:  Enhancing the Paradigm

2011

  • Nov 30 - Fernando Beltran, Univ. of Auckland and
    Mark Bykowsky and Bill Sharkey, FCC
    Managing Spectrum:  Private Property vs. Common Pool Resource
  • Oct 27 - Ivan Png, National Univ. of Singapore
    Opt-Out Theory:  Evidence from the Do Not Call Registry
  • Oct 20 - Alejandro Zentner, Carnegie Mellon
    Entry and Competition:  Evidence from the Brazilian Movie Exhibition Industry
  • Oct 12 - Steven Tepper, Vanderbilt
    Protest over Art and Culture in America
  • Oct 6 - Steven Wildman, Michigan State
    News Media Coverage of City Governments in 2009
  • Sept 16 - Alan Gregerman, Venture Groups
    Innovation for Accessible Communications
  • Aug 2 - Benjamin Hickey, Juniper Networks, and Greg Bathrick, PMC Sierra
    Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Networks
  • July 28 - Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard
    Cloud Computing:  Minds for Sale
  • July 25 - Simon Wilkie, USC
    Impact of Local Market Structure on Range of Media Viewpoints
  • June 23 -  Jessica Chou, Yuan Ze Univ.
    Telecom, Internet, & Broadcast Regulation in Taiwan
  • June 15 -  Will Irving, Telstra
    Australia's National Broadband Network
  • June 2 -  Suraj Shetty and Robert Pepper, Cisco
    Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: A Forecast of IP Traffic
  • May 31 -  Mark Townsley, Cisco
    IPv6 in Broadband Networks
  • May 12 -  Andrew Woessner, Telogical
    U.S. Broadband Pricing Trends
  • Apr 13 -  Minha Park, KCC
    Communications Policies in Korea And Net Neutrality
  • Mar 24 - Atsushi Ozu, RITE   (Research Insti. of Telecom. and Econ.)
    Nationwide Broadband in Japan
  • Mar 2 - Filip Perich, SSC
    Rule-Based Spectrum Access Control Management
  • Feb 22 - Henry Sinnreich, Adobe Systems, and Alan Johnston, Washington Univ.
    Session Initiation Protocol
  • Jan 25 - Ian Olgeirson, SNL Kagan
    Cable Competition and the Over-the-Top-Threat
  • Jan 18 - Andrew Malis, David Sinicrope, and Robin Mersh, Broadband Forum
    Multiprotocol Label Switching

2010

  • Dec 13 - Paul Rappoport, Temple Univ.
    The Future of Television
  • Dec 6 - Joel Waldfogel, Univ. of Minnesota
    Pop Internationalism:  Has a Half Century of World Music Trade Displaced Local Culture?
  • Dec 2 - Dan Reed, Microsoft 
    Cloud Services and Natural User Interfaces
  • Sept 16 - David Bell, AOL Advisor
    Advertising Industry Trends
  • July 21 - J. P. Singh, Georgetown Univ.
    International Cultural Policies: Creating National and Global Norms in a Complex World
  • June 29 - Glen Weyl, Harvard Univ.
    Pass-Through and Merger Analysis
  • June 18 - Tania Voon, Melbourne Law School
    China's Telecom Service Market and the WTO
  • Apr 13 - Kenneth Wilbur, Duke Univ.
    The Effects of Advertising and Product Placement on Television Audiences
  • Apr 9 - Oren Bar-Gill, NYU Law School
    Mobile Misperceptions
  • Feb 25 - David Waterman, Indiana Univ.
    Horizontal and Vertical Integration in Cable Industry:  Implications for Proposed Open Internet Rules

2009

  • Dec 17 - Jon Peha, FCC, Chief Technologist
    Peer-to-Peer Networks and Copyrighted Content: Technical and Policy Implications
  • Nov 19 - Phil Weiser, DOJ, Deputy Assistant Attorney General
    Reflections on Telecom Competition
  • Nov 17 - Joe Farrell, FTC, Director, Bureau of Economics
    Welfare Analytics of Aftermarkets: A Consumer Protection Approach to Net Neutrality
  • Oct 20 - Jay Hamilton, Duke Univ.
    How Can Public Policies Sustain the Accountability Reporting by Media?
  • Oct 1 - Howard Shelanski, FTC, Deputy Director, Bureau of Economics
    Antitrust and Regulation after Trinko, Credit Suisse, and LinkLine
  • Sept 24 - Irene Wu, FCC
    From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand:  The Uneven Path of Telecom Reform in China, Chapter 1
  • Sept 11 - Tim Wu, Columbia Univ.
    Challenges Facing This FCC
 
Time and Location
  
Seminars are scheduled for 10:30 unless shown otherwise above. They take place at 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554. The closest Metro stop is the Smithsonian Station. Exit from the station at Independence Avenue and walk three blocks south, on 12th Street, to the FCC Building.
 
How to Attend
  
Seminars are free and open to the public but prior arrangements must be made in order to pass through building security. For more information or to arrange attendance, contact Jonathan Levy (FCC Deputy Chief Economist) at (202) 418-2030 or send e-mail to jlevy@fcc.gov.  
 
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