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Biden FCC Should Support Enhanced Role of Economics

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One of outgoing Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai’s most important achievements has been the establishment of a new Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) at the agency. The FCC has always had the benefit of good economists throughout the agency and also prominent academics who come to serve as chief economist, typically for one-year terms. However, unlike the FTC, with its Bureau of Economics, and many other agencies, the FCC has not had a separate economics group that could provide the agency’s leadership with an independent perspective on proposed regulations […]

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“Giulia McHenry and Wayne Leighton on the FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Giulia McHenry and Wayne Leighton on the FCC's Office of Economics and Analytics Tom Lenard: Hello, and welcome back to TPI’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Monday, December 14th, and I am Tom Leonard, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow with the Technology Policy Institute. And I’m joined by Scott Wallsten, TPI’s President and Senior Fellow. Today, we’re delighted to have as our guests, Giulia McHenry and Wayne Leighton, who are respectively Chief and Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics. The new office—OEA—is a […]

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“2020 in Review with Jonathan Make” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · 2020 in Review with Jonathan Make Scott Wallsten: Welcome back to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m your host, Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at TPI. I’m joined by TPI Senior Fellow Sarah Oh. Today, we’re excited to have Communications Daily Executive Editor Jonathan Make with us for what is becoming our annual year in review and discussion of what to pay attention to next year. Jonathan, thank you for joining us. Jonathan Make: It’s great to be here virtually. Hopefully, next year we will […]

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“‘Building on What Works: An Analysis of US Broadband Policy’ with Jonathan Nuechterlein Shelanski” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · "Building on What Works: An Analysis of US Broadband Policy" with Jonathan Nuechterlein Shelanski Scott Wallsten: Welcome back to Two Think Minimum. I’m Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. It’s Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, and I’m here with my cohost, TPI Senior Fellow Sarah Oh. Today, we’re happy to have Jonathan Nuechterlein and Howard Shelanski to discuss their new article, which is forthcoming in the Federal Communications Law Journal entitled, “Building What Works: An Analysis of US Broadband Policy.” Jon is a partner at […]

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“Does Big Tech Need its Own Regulator? with Neil Chilson” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Does Big Tech Need its Own Regulator? with Neil Chilson Dr. Sarah Oh: Hi, and welcome back to Two Think Minimum. Today, we have Neil Chilson as our guest. Neil Chilson is a Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation at the Charles Koch Institute. Prior to joining CKI, Chilson was the Federal Trade Commission’s Chief Technologist, where he focused on the economics of privacy and established the FTC’s Blockchain Working Group among other things. Prior to his appointment, Chilson was an advisor to then acting FTC […]

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“How entrepreneurs can build a better society and government with Joe Lonsdale” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · How entrepreneurs can build a better society and government with Joe Lonsdale Robert Hahn: Hello, and welcome to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m your host, Robert Hahn. And today we’re delighted to be speaking with a real live entrepreneur, which is a real treat for us. He’s also a public intellectual and philanthropist, Joe Lonsdale. Joe’s a graduate of Stanford, a co-founder of Palantir, and many other companies, and a founding partner at 8VC, a technology investment firm. He also plays leading roles […]

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Research Roundup for December 2020

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Welcome back to TPI’s Research Roundup, our semi-regular compilation of recent outside research of interest to tech policy nerds.  If you’ve read a paper you think might be interesting to include in the next roundup, feel free to send it to nlovin@techpolicyinstitute.org DISCLAIMER: The papers and authors are not affiliated with TPI. We do not necessarily agree with everything, or even anything, in these papers, but find them interesting and informative. Social Media, News Consumption, and Polarization by Ro’ee Levy What it is: An experiment of how exposure to news media effects political orientation. […]

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“Jason Furman and Joshua Wright Debate: Do Digital Platforms Require a New Regulatory Regime?” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Jason Furman and Joshua Wright Debate: Do Digital Platforms Require a New Regulatory Regime? Tom Lenard: Good afternoon! I’m Tom Lenard, a Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at TPI, and welcome to TPI’s debate: “Be it resolved: We need a new regulatory regime for digital platforms.” The notion of a new regulatory regime for large digital platforms, perhaps administered by a new regulatory agency, is gaining increasing traction and has been recommended by at least four major reports from leading government and academic institutions over the […]

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“Online Free Speech and Section 230 with Jamie Susskind” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Online Free Speech and Section 230 with Jamie Susskind Welcome back to TPI’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m Sarah Oh, Senior Fellow at TPI, and I’m joined by Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at TPI. On this episode, we are pleased to host Jamie Susskind. Jamie is the Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the Consumer Technology Association. In that role, she coordinates CTA advocacy strategy and represents the association before federal agencies and the administration for policies to encourage the growth of innovative […]

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“Michael Shellenberger – Apocalypse Never: A New Approach to Environmentalism” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Michael Shellenberger – Apocalypse Never: A New Approach to Environmentalism Bob Hahn: Hello, and welcome to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m your host, Robert Hahn. And today we’re very excited, and I feel privileged to talk with Michael Shellenberger as part of our podcast series on energy talks. Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and the Founder and President of Environmental Progress. He’s been a climate and environmental activist for over 30 years. He’s helped save nuclear reactors around the world, […]

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