Bronwyn Howell: Regulating Broadband Networks: The Global Data for Evidence-Based Public Policy

Dr. Bronwyn Howell 
New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation Inc.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Information Economy Project at George Mason University
proudly presents The Tullock Lecture on Big Ideas About Information

4:00 – 5:30 pm @ Founder’s Hall Rm 111
GMU School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Va.
(Orange Line: Virginia Square-GMU Metro)
Reception to Follow in the Levy Atrium, 5:30-6:30 pm

Policy makers in the U.S. and around the world are wrestling with “the broadband problem” – how to get advanced forms of Internet access to businesses and consumers.  A variety of regulatory approaches have been used, some focusing on incentives to drive deployment of rival networks, others on network sharing mandates or government subsidies.  Despite a wealth of diverse experience, there seems to be a great deal of confusion about what the data actually suggest. Few people have studied these data more carefully, however, than New Zealand economist Bronwyn Howell, who will frame the lessons of the global broadband marketplace.  Prof. Howell will be introduced by Dr. Scott Wallsten, Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute, who served as Economics Director for the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.

Prof. Howell’s Tullock Lecture will be delivered again at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand on October 4, 2012. More information here.

Paper from the Lecture

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