Program Diversity and the Program Selection Process on Broadcast Network Television
September 1, 2002
Mara Einstein. Media Bureau Staff Research Paper 2002-5 (Sept 2002) examines the extent to which program diversity has changed over several decades during the prime time hours for broadcast network television. Einstein (Queens College,...
Consolidation and Advertising Prices in Local Radio Markets
September 1, 2002
Keith Brown and George Williams. Media Bureau Staff Research Paper 2002-4 (Sept 2002) relates the price of advertising to radio market concentration by examining the price charged to national and regional advertising agencies for local radio...
A Proposal for a Rapid Transition to Market Allocation of Spectrum
November 1, 2002
Evan Kwerel and John Williams. OSP Working Paper 38 (Nov 2002) proposes a methodology for efficiently restructuring a large amount of encumbered spectrum. To facilitate the rapid transition from administrative allocation of spectrum to...
Unlicensed and Unshackled: A Joint OSP-OET White Paper On Unlicensed Devices and Their Regulatory Issues
May 1, 2003
Kenneth Carter, Ahmed Lahjouji, and Neal McNeil. OSP Working Paper 39 (May 2003) presents a survey of the origins of unlicensed wireless devices, their governing regulation, and the current technological state of the art. It also gives an...
Dynamic Pricing and Investment from Static Proxy Models
September 1, 2003
David Mandy and William Sharkey. OSP Working Paper 40 (Sept 2003) evaluates the use of static computer cost models and cost studies typically used by regulators in setting forward-looking prices. Its objective is to address some of the...
Empirical Aspects of Advertiser Preferences and Program Content of Network Television
December 1, 2003
Keith Brown and Roberto Cavazos. Media Bureau Staff Research Paper 2003-1 (Dec 2003) examines how advertising should be treated in a rational-choice framework. Using unique data from the broadcast networks’ 1995 Fall Season, the authors...
Modeling the Efficiency of Spectrum Designated to License Use and Unlicensed Operations
February 1, 2008
Mark Bykowsky, Mark Olson, and William Sharkey. OSP Working Paper 42 (February 2008). Obtaining the economically efficient use of spectrum requires that the price signals that guide its allocation and use be competitive. One approach involves...