Auction 97 and the Value of Spectrum
9 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2016
Date Written: February 4, 2015
Using econometric methods and data from prior spectrum auctions, this paper evaluates the design of the FCC's Auction 97. We find that the elements of the auction's design, including the size of license areas, reduced auction revenues by as much as $21 billion.
Keywords: Spectrum Auctions, Federal Communications Commission, Mobile, Wireless
JEL Classification: L96
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