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Spectrum Incentive Auctions: the Nuts, Bolts and Economics
March 23, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The FCC and the Administration are proposing making an additional 500 MHz of spectrum available for new wireless broadband uses, 120 MHz of which is currently used as broadcast spectrum. In order to vacate this spectrum, policymakers are proposing using voluntary incentive auctions, which will require Congressional authorization. Questions remain on how these incentive auctions would work in practice. Discussion at the event will focus on the economics of auctions and the nuts and bolts of how spectrum incentive auctions should be structured to provide the most efficient outcomes for stakeholders.
Questions should be directed to Ashley Creel at [email protected] Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected]
Lawrence Ausubel, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Peter Cramton, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
Karen Wrege, Senior Auction Consultant, Power Auctions LLC
Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research, Technology Policy Institute