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Economics and Methods


In the course of our research, we sometimes develop new tools or economic approaches to studying certain topics. We try to make those advances and discussions available to everyone.

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Event – Retrans Redux: The Economics of Retransmission Consent

The recent Cablevision-Fox dispute illustrates the delicate nature of negotiations between video programmers and distributors. In reaction to the dispute, the Federal Communications Commission announced it intends to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on retransmission in early 2011. Because negotiations between programmers and distributors take place in the shadow of FCC regulations, regulatory changes may have large effects on those negotiations. How will reformed retransmission regulations affect programming deliberations and deals? These questions will be explored at “Retrans Redux: The Economics of Retransmission Consent,” hosted by the Technology Policy Institute.

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Views from Wall Street and Silicon Valley: The Effects of Policy on Investment

Technology and communications industries help drive economic growth, and policy changes can affect investment. Will proposed regulation affect investment in communications infrastructure? How are investors in media and content companies reacting to changes in distribution methods? Do venture capitalists and Wall Street have different opinions on the effects of policy on investment? Analysts and investors will discuss the environment for investment across the Internet ecosystem during the discussion panel “Views from Wall Street and Silicon Valley: The Effects of Policy on Investment,” at the TPI Aspen Forum. The event is scheduled for August 22-24 at the St. Regis Aspen Resort.

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Research Roundup #4

We’re well into another sweltering summer here in the District, with policy debates that seem to raise the mercury even higher. Take a few minutes to cool down with a crisp, refreshing study from the authors below. Don’t miss the Vigdor and Ladd piece, which provocatively argues that “students who gain access to a home computer between 5th and 8th grade tend to witness a persistent decline in reading and math test scores.” Readers with a mind for engineering over economics may prefer Bauer, Clark, and Lehr’s thorough analysis of “speed” definition and measurement in “high-speed Internet access.” And of course there are a few articles for the lawyer in all of us, including two on intellectual property rights.

(Click through to the full post to see the list of papers and abstract excerpts)

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Research Roundup #2

It’s time for another edition of the Research Roundup, with a fresh set of papers by authors outside of TPI. In recent weeks we’ve seen a wealth of articles relating to patent and copyright, so today’s group is a bit heavy on intellectual property. Additionally, a few interesting papers deal with online business models. Take a look.

(Click through to the full post to see the list of papers and abstract excerpts)

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