Revising the Horizontal Merger Guidelines: The Path Forward

Revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines recently proposed by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have generated a spirited debate in the law and economics community about the criteria by which the antitrust agencies should decide whether to attempt to block proposed mergers. If adopted, the revisions would represent a sea change [...]

Will Broadband Be Affordable? Assessing Regulations for Broadband Subsidies

Monday, October 2, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Time RSVP to this event After years of market-based pricing for broadband, state and federal officials are considering price controls to ensure affordability. One might think that broadband is already affordable given that the industry grew faster than the US economy for 15 of the past 16 [...]

How Are States Managing the Broadband Billions?

Friday, September 29, 2023 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eastern Time RSVP to this event States are at the forefront for spending unprecedented billions of taxpayer dollars on broadband development. In 2020 and 2021 Congress allocated over $70 billion to improve broadband availability. Among political pressures to indulge favored constituents and impose market regulations, a lack [...]

Maximizing Value and Minimizing Myths in Broadband Expansion

In his latest op-ed, Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison examines the Federal Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program, a cornerstone piece of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). He argues that policymakers must act comprehensively to eliminate inefficiencies and ensure the program lives up to its full potential. [...]

The Biden Administration Embraces a Backward Approach to Economics

In his latest op-ed, Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison argues that the Biden administration’s plan will hold American companies back from being world leaders. Read more in the National Review.