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Event – Spectrum Incentive Auctions: the Nuts, Bolts and Economics

Event – Spectrum Incentive Auctions: the Nuts, Bolts and Economics

Submit Panelist Questions for May 23rd Event

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

May 12, 2011 – The FCC and the Administration want to make 120 MHz of spectrum currently used for broadcast available for other, presumably higher-value, wireless uses. Policymakers are proposing using voluntary auctions to encourage broadcasters to sell their licenses, but questions remain on how these incentive auctions would work in practice. Discussion at “Spectrum Incentive Auctions: the Nuts, Bolts and Economics,” hosted by the Technology Policy Institute, will focus on the economics of auctions and how spectrum incentive auctions should be structured to provide the most efficient outcomes for stakeholders. Discussants will also answer questions submitted by attendees. Questions can be submitted anonymously on the TPI website.

Confirmed panelists include:

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 (moderator)

Spectrum Incentive Auctions: the Nuts, Bolts and Economics,” will be held May 23rd, 12:00pm to 2:00pm in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be served. Details on speakers will be announced soon. Registration can be performed on the TPI website and questions should be directed to Ashley Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available athttps://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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