Ugly is Only Skin Deep: An Analysis of the DE Program in Auction 97
Phoenix Center Perspectives No. 15-04
14 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2016
Date Written: July 20, 2015
This paper offers an economic theory of the Designated Entity program used in spectrum auctions in the United States. Using this theory, and auction results, we evaluate the DE discounts in the Federal Communication Commission's Auction 97, and the post-auction decision by the regulatory agency to disqualify a Designated Entity.
Keywords: Spectrum Auction, Designated Entity, Telecommunications, Mobile, Wireless, Federal Communications Commission
JEL Classification: L96
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