Tullock Lecture September 25: Regulating Broadband Networks: The Global Data for Evidence-Based Public Policy
The Information Economy Project at George Mason University proudly presents the Tullock Lecture on Big Ideas About Information:
Presented by Dr. Bronwyn Howell, New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation Inc., on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. The event takes place in Founders Hall, Room 111, followed by a reception in the Levy Atrium of adjoining Hazel Hall.
Policy makers in the U.S. and around the world are wrestling with “the broadband problem” – how to get advanced forms of Internet access to businesses and consumers. A variety of regulatory approaches have been used, some focusing on incentives to drive deployment of rival networks, others on network sharing mandates or government subsidies. Despite a wealth of diverse experience, there seems to be a great deal of confusion about what the data actually suggest. Few people have studied these data more carefully, however, than New Zealand economist Bronwyn Howell, who will frame the lessons of the global broadband marketplace. Professor Howell will be introduced by Dr. Scott Wallsten, Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute, who served as Economics Director for the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.
The School of Law is located on Metro's Orange Line – Virginia Square/GMU Station.