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“Gus Hurwitz on the Rural Digital Divide and Platforms” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Gus Hurwitz on the Rural Digital Divide and Platforms Dr. Sarah Oh: Welcome back to Two Think Minimum. I’m Sarah Oh, Senior Fellow of the Technology Policy Institute, and I’m joined by Scott Walston, President and Senior Fellow of the Technology Policy Institute. Today is Thursday, January 28th, 2021, and we are delighted to have Professor Gus Hurwitz joining us.  Professor Justin Gus Hurwitz is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska, where he is also the Menard Director of the Nebraska Governance and […]

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“Cathryn Ross on the Regulatory Horizons Council and Re-Imagining Regulation” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Cathryn Ross on the Regulatory Horizons Council and Re-Imagining Regulation Bob Hahn: Hello, and welcome to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m your host, Bob Hahn, and today we’re very excited to have my colleague and friend Cathryn Ross with us as part of the Re-Imagining Regulation Series. Cathryn has worn many hats during her life. She’s currently Director of Regulatory Affairs at the BT group, which is the largest provider of fixed-line broadband and mobile services in the UK. She’s held key positions […]

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People Lie When Answering Polls. Here’s How to Fix It

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Another election, another polling failure. Despite many adjustments made after the 2016 presidential election, in 2020 President Trump and Republican Senatorial candidates outperformed predicted results, leading to another round of election polling post-mortems. Common culprits cited included many people’s reluctance to answer random cellphone calls — making getting a representative sample difficult — and Trump voters’ low levels of social trust, which may lead them to disproportionately ignore pollsters. But the much-discussed “shy Trump voter” theory remains a live one: Given how controversial Trump can be, some supporters may have […]

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“Nick Hart on Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Nick Hart on Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act Robert Hahn: Hello, and welcome to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m your host, Robert Hahn, and today we are delighted to speak with our colleague and friend Nick Hart on evidence-based policy, which I’m sure is very near and dear to all of your hearts.  Nick is one of the world’s experts in telling people how to get evidence-based policy to work in real-time. He’s also the CEO of the Data Coalition. He helped shape […]

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“Stanford’s Greg Rosston on the Future of Broadband Accessibility” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Stanford's Greg Rosston on the Future of Broadband Accessibility Scott Wallsten: Hi, and welcome back to Two Think Minimum. It’s Friday, December 11th, 2020. I’m Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. I’m here with Sarah Oh, Senior Fellow at TPI, and today we’re with Greg Rosston. Greg is the Gordon Cain Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Director of the Public Policy Program at Stanford. He served as Deputy Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission, working […]

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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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