Event – The Spectrum Crunch: Causes and Solutions

Event – The Spectrum Crunch: Causes and Solutions

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
March 1, 2013
Room B 338
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

Pre-Registration is now closed. Please join us at the event, we’ll be happy to register you onsite.

In his recent paper, “Is There Really a Spectrum Crisis? Quantifying the Factors Affecting Spectrum License Value,” TPI’s Scott Wallsten found that spectrum auction prices increased from 2007 – 2011, suggesting that demand for wireless services outpaced technological improvements in spectrum usage and increases in spectrum supply. Both the Federal Communications Commission and Congress have made moving spectrum into the market a priority. Are the proposed spectrum auctions and release of spectrum for unlicensed uses enough to ease the “crunch”?

Panelists at “The Spectrum Crunch: Causes and Solutions,” hosted by the Technology Policy Institute, will discuss actions that regulators and Congress could take to ensure spectrum is allocated efficiently and available for future wireless services. Current confirmed panelists are:

  • Coleman Bazelon, Principal, The Brattle Group
  • William Lehr, Research Associate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
  • Gregory Rosston, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

The Spectrum Crunch: Causes and Solutions” will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 from noon to 2:00pm in Room B338 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be served. 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 at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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