PURC Basic Course on Regulatory Economics for Telecommunications for ANACOM, Portugal
March 3 - 14, 2008
The basics of economic issues in telecommunications regulation were the focus of this two-week workshop for approximately 35 regulatory professionals at ANACOM, the telecommunications regulatory agency for Portugal.
The participants engaged in case studies and simulations on interconnection arrangements, assessing market competition, functional separations, and stakeholder processes. They also studied how network economics affect market development and competition, the basics of radio spectrum management, essential features of spectrum auctions, the essentials for conducting cost studies in telecommunications, policies for broadband development, and EU policies for universal service, competition, and interconnection.
Assisting PURC Director Mark Jamison, and PURC Director of Water Studies Sanford Berg, in the delivery of this course was José Luis Gómez Barroso, an assistant professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) Dpto. Economía in Madrid, Spain (and former PURC Visiting Scholar).