Thomas Koutsky

USAID Global Development Lab

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20577

United States

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A Valley of Death in the Innovation Sequence: An Economic Investigation

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Valley of Death, Innovation, Innovation Sequence, Basic Research, Funding Gap

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Network Neutrality and Industry Structure

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 24
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 May 2006
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Network Neutrality, Commoditization, Entry, Broadband

Network Neutrality and Industry Structure

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 29, p. 149, 2007
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 May 2007
Auburn University - Department of Economics, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Network Neutrality, Industry Structure, John Sutton, commoditization

Competition after Unbundling: Entry, Industry Structure and Convergence

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 21
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Aug 2005
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Entry, Market Concentration, facilities-based competition, inter-modal competition

Competition After Unbundling: Entry, Industry Structure and Convergence

Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 59, p. 331, 2007
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 May 2007
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Industry structure, market equilibrium, John Sutton, convergence, facilities-based competition

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Mandated Access and the Make-or-Buy Decision: The Case of Local Telecommunications Competition

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 45, pp. 28-47, 2005
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2010
Auburn University - Department of Economics, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies and USAID Global Development Lab
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Separating Politics from Policy in FCC Merger Reviews: A Basic Legal Primer of the 'Public Interest' Standard

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 18
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 May 2007
Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Federal Communications Commission, merger review, public interest

Separating Politics from Policy in FCC Merger Reviews: A Basic Legal Primer of the 'Public Interest' Standard

CommLaw Conspectus - Journal of Communications Law and Policy, Vol. 18, 2010
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Jun 2010
Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Federal Communications Commission, mergers and acquisitions, public interest

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Wireless Net Neutrality: From Carterfone to Cable Boxes

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 17
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 May 2007
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Network Neutrality, Carterfone, Tim Wu, Wireless Network Neutrality

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The Broadband Performance Index: A Policy-Relevant Method of Assessing Broadband Adoption Among Countries

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 29
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Aug 2007
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Broadband Performance Index, Broadband, International Rankings, OECD

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The Efficiency Risk of Network Neutrality Rules

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 16
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Aug 2006
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Network Neutrality, stupid network

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The Pricing of Pole Attachments: Implications and Recommendations

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 34
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Mar 2009
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Pole Attachments, Ramsey Pricing, broadband

Quantifying the Cost of Substandard Patents: Some Preliminary Evidence

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 30
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Sep 2007
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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patents, substandard patents, loose patents

Quantifying the Cost of Substandard Patents: Some Preliminary Evidence

Yale Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 12, p. 240, 2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Jun 2010
Auburn University - Department of Economics, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Patents, substandard patents

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The Burden of Network Neutrality Mandates on Rural Broadband Deployment

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 25
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Aug 2006
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Network Neutrality, stupid network, rural broadband

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Network Neutrality and Foreclosing Market Exchange: Transaction Cost Analysis

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 28
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Mar 2007
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Network Neutrality, two-sided markets, transaction cost economics

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The Demographic and Economic Drivers of Broadband Adoption in the United States

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 31
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Feb 2008
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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broadband deployment, demand-side drivers, income, income inequality, Gini Coefficient

A La Carte and 'Family Tiers' as a Response to a Market Defect in the Multichannel Video Programming Market

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 14
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 May 2006
George S. Ford and Thomas Koutsky
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies and USAID Global Development Lab
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a la carte, cable television

A La Carte and 'Family Tiers' as a Response to a Market Defect in the Multichannel Video Programming Market

CommLaw Conspectus, Vol. 15, p. 31, 2007
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 May 2007
Auburn University - Department of Economics, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies and USAID Global Development Lab
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a la carte, cable, video, market defect

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The Impact of Video Service Regulation on the Construction of Broadband Networks to Low-Income Households

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 23
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Nov 2005
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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franchising, digital divide, entry, fiber, build-out requirements, cable television, video

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The Broadband Efficiency Index: What Really Drives Broadband Adoption Across the OECD?

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 33
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Broadband Efficiency Index, OECD, broadband rankings, broadband adoption

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The Welfare Impacts of Broadband Network Management: Can Broadband Service Providers Be Trusted?

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 32
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Mar 2008
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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network neutrality, congestion, externalities, reasonable network management

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Broadband and Economic Development: A Municipal Case Study from Florida

Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 219-229, 2005
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 23 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2010
George S. Ford and Thomas Koutsky
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies and USAID Global Development Lab
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Municipal Broadband, Economic Development, Telecommunications

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The Economics of Build-Out Rules in Cable Television

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 28, p. 207, 2006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 May 2006
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Cable Television, Build-out Rules, Entry, Franchising

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Unnecessary Regulations and the Value of Spectrum: An Economic Evaluation of Lease Term Limits for the Educational Broadband Service

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 15
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 May 2006
George S. Ford and Thomas Koutsky
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies and USAID Global Development Lab
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Spectrum Policy, Educational Broadband Service

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The Consumer Welfare Cost of Cable 'Build-Out' Rules

Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 22
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Aug 2005
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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cable franchises, build-out requirements

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'In Delay There is No Plenty': The Consumer Welfare Cost of Franchise Reform Delay

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 13
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 May 2006
George S. Ford and Thomas Koutsky
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies and USAID Global Development Lab
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Franchise reform, cable television, entry

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An Economic Approach for Evaluating a National Wireless Regulatory Framework

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 19
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 16 Nov 2007
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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wireless, Federalism, national framework, telecommunications

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Franchise Fee Revenues after Video Competition: The 'Competition Dividend' for Local Governments

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 12
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 May 2006
George S. Ford and Thomas Koutsky
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies and USAID Global Development Lab
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Cable television, franchise reform, franchise fees

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Developing a National Wireless Regulatory Framework: A Law and Economics Approach

CommLaw Conspectus - Journal of Communications Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
Auburn University - Department of Economics, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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wireless, federalism, national wireless framework

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Using Auction Results to Forecast the Impact of Wireless Carterfone Regulation on Wireless Networks (Second Edition)

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2013
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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network neutrality, auctions, spectrum policy, open platforms, wireless Carterfone

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Consumers and Wireless Carterfone: An Economic Perspective

Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 21
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Mar 2009
George S. Ford, Thomas Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USAID Global Development Lab and Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
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Wireless, wireless Carterfone, early termination fees, complementarity

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Market Power in Radio Markets: An Empirical Analysis of Local and National Concentration

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 43, No. 1, April 2000
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2010
Robert B. Ekelund, George S. Ford and Thomas Koutsky
Auburn University - Department of Economics, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies and USAID Global Development Lab
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From a Trickle to a Torrent: An Analysis of Decision-Making While Navigating the Swift Streams of E-Rate Reform

Posted: 02 Apr 2015
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Students, Carnegie Mellon University, American Library Association (ALA), USAID Global Development Lab, American Library Association (ALA) and American Library Association (ALA)

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A Cellular Network Radio Access Performance Measurement System: Results from a Ugandan Refugee Settlements Field Trial

TPRC 46: The 46th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2018
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2018
Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania State University - College of Information Sciences & Technology, Princeton University and USAID Global Development Lab
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QoS, wireless networks, low income countries, humanitarian aid