42 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 23, 2014
As the pace of technological-based disruption across industries accelerates, static models of regulatory analysis and decision-making become increasingly counter-productive. This article proposes a more pragmatic, "results-based regulation" framework and applies it to what has become the most unsettled field of U.S. policy: communications law.
Keywords: communications, Internet, net neutrality, disruption, innovation, smartphone
JEL Classification: K21, K23, L11, L41, L52, L96
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Downes, Larry and Mayo, John W., The Evolution of Innovation and the Evolution of Regulation: Emerging Tensions and Emerging Opportunities in Communications (December 23, 2014). CommLaw Conspectus - Journal of Communications Law and Policy, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2542362