Economists' Statement on U.S. Broadband Policy

4 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2006  

William J. Baumol

New York University - Stern School of Business, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies; Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics

Elizabeth E. Bailey

University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department

Martin Neil Baily

Institute for International Economics; University of Maryland

Robert E. Litan

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies

Peter Cramton

University of Maryland - Department of Economics

Gerald R. Faulhaber

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School

Kenneth Flamm

University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Richard Gilbert

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics

Austan Goolsbee

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Shane M. Greenstein

Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Robert W. Hahn

University of Oxford, Smith School; Georgetown University

Robert E. Hall

Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Thomas W. Hazlett

Clemson University

Alfred E. Kahn

National Economic Research Associates Inc. (NERA) (Deceased)

John W. Mayo

Georgetown University - Department of Strategy/Economics/Ethics/Public Policy

Paul R. Milgrom

Stanford University

Janusz A. Ordover

New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics

Robert S. Pindyck

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Gregory L. Rosston

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Scott Savage

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Richard Schmalensee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Howard A. Shelanski

Georgetown University

Pablo T. Spiller

University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group

Hal R. Varian

University of California, Berkeley - School of Information; University of California, Berkeley - Operations and Information Technology Management Group; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Scott Wallsten

Technology Policy Institute

Dennis Weisman

Kansas State University - Department of Economics

David Teece

University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

Broadband, or high-speed access to the Internet, has generated significant economic benefits. Certain regulations, however, are slowing investment and deterring entry into the broadband market. In this statement, we make two recommendations that would remedy these regulatory defects and thereby lower artificial barriers to competitive provision of broadband services.

JEL Classification: H00

Suggested Citation

Baumol, William J. and Bailey, Elizabeth E. and Baily, Martin Neil and Litan, Robert E. and Cramton, Peter and Faulhaber, Gerald R. and Flamm, Kenneth and Gilbert, Richard and Goolsbee, Austan and Greenstein, Shane M. and Hahn, Robert W. and Hall, Robert E. and Hazlett, Thomas W. and Kahn, Alfred E. and Mayo, John W. and Milgrom, Paul R. and Ordover, Janusz A. and Pindyck, Robert S. and Rosston, Gregory L. and Savage, Scott and Schmalensee, Richard and Shelanski, Howard A. and Spiller, Pablo T. and Varian, Hal R. and Wallsten, Scott and Weisman, Dennis and Teece, David, Economists' Statement on U.S. Broadband Policy (March 2006). AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. 06-06-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=892009 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.892009

William J. Baumol

New York University - Stern School of Business, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies ( email )

New York, NY
United States
212-998-8943 (Phone)
212-995-3932 (Fax)

Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics

269 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10003
United States

Elizabeth E. Bailey

University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department ( email )

3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6372
United States

Martin Neil Baily

Institute for International Economics ( email )

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1903
United States

University of Maryland

College Park
College Park, MD 20742
United States

Robert E. Litan

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( email )

4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
United States

AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies

1150 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Peter C. Cramton

University of Maryland - Department of Economics ( email )

College Park, MD 20742
United States
301-405-6987 (Phone)
301-405-3542 (Fax)

Gerald R. Faulhaber

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School ( email )

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
Suite 1400
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6372
United States
215-898-7860 (Phone)

Kenneth Flamm

University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs ( email )

2300 Red River St., Stop E2700
PO Box Y
Austin, TX 78713
United States
512-471-8952 (Phone)
512-471-1835 (Fax)

Richard J. Gilbert

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics ( email )

549 Evans Hall #3880
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
United States

Austan Goolsbee

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business ( email )

5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
773-702-5869 (Phone)
773-702-0458 (Fax)

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Shane M. Greenstein

Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit ( email )

Boston, MA 02163
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Robert W. Hahn (Contact Author)

University of Oxford, Smith School ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

Georgetown University

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
Washington, DC 20057
United States

Robert E. Hall

Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305-6010
United States
650-723-2215 (Phone)

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
650-723-2215 (Phone)

Thomas W. Hazlett

Clemson University ( email )

Clemson, SC 29634
United States
8646563430 (Phone)
8646564192 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://hazlett.people.clemson.edu/

Alfred E. Kahn

National Economic Research Associates Inc. (NERA) (Deceased)

N/A

John W. Mayo

Georgetown University - Department of Strategy/Economics/Ethics/Public Policy ( email )

3700 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
United States
(202) 687-6972 (Phone)
(202) 687-7310 (Fax)

Paul R. Milgrom

Stanford University ( email )

Landau Economics Building
579 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6072
United States
+1-650-723-3397 (Phone)
+1-419-791-8545 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: www.milgrom.net

Janusz A. Ordover

New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics ( email )

269 Mercer Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
United States

Robert S. Pindyck

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

100 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
617-253-6641 (Phone)
617-258-6855 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://web.mit.edu/rpindyck/www/

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Gregory L. Rosston

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research ( email )

Landau Economics Building
579 Serra Mall at Galvez St.
Stanford, CA 94305-6015
United States

Scott Savage

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics ( email )

Campus Box 256
Boulder, CO 80309
United States
303-735-1165 (Phone)
303-492-1112 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://holiday.colorado.edu/savages/

Richard Schmalensee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

Room E62-525
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
617-253-2957 (Phone)
617-258-6617 (Fax)

Howard A. Shelanski

Georgetown University ( email )

Washington, DC 20057
United States

Pablo T. Spiller

University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group ( email )

545 Student Services Building
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
510-642-1502 (Phone)
510-642-2826 (Fax)

Hal R. Varian

University of California, Berkeley - School of Information ( email )

102 South Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-4600
United States
510-642-9980 (Phone)
510-642-5814 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/~hal/people/hal/biography.html

University of California, Berkeley - Operations and Information Technology Management Group ( email )

545 Student Services Building
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
510-643-6388 (Phone)

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Scott Wallsten

Technology Policy Institute ( email )

1099 New York Ave., NW
Suite 520
Washington, DC 20001
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.wallsten.net

Dennis Weisman

Kansas State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Manhattan, KS 66502-4001
United States

David J. Teece

University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group ( email )

545 Student Services Building
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
(510) 647-1075 (Phone)

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