Does Title II Reduce Infrastructure Investment? Repairing Hooton’s Analysis

4 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2019

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: October 15, 2019

Abstract

In this article, I employ Hooton’s general statistical approach (Testing the Economics of the Net Neutrality Debate) to analyze the effect of Title II regulation on investment. Substituting actual investment for Hooton’s invalid measure of it, I find a negative and statistically significant effect on investment from the imposition of Title II regulation in 2015.

Keywords: Testing the Economics of the Net Neutrality Debate, Net Neutrality, Telecommunications, Investment

JEL Classification: L96, O1, L5, C5

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Does Title II Reduce Infrastructure Investment? Repairing Hooton’s Analysis (October 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3473036

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