Upcoming Events

Information Economy Project Presents Conference on Broadband April 19

Professor Thomas Hazlett is pleased to announce a one-day conference of the Information Economy Project, From Monopoly to Competition or Competition to Monopoly? U.S. Broadband Markets in 2013.

The event will take place on Friday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at George Mason University School of Law. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m., with a luncheon at noon. The morning keynote speaker will be Commissioner Joshua Wright, Federal Trade Commission. The noon keynote speech will be given by Dr. Robert Crandall, Brookings Institution.

Two morning panels will discuss scholarship and market trends related to broadband competitiveness and the social value of faster networks.

Panel I - Competition and Monopoly in Broadband Markets

Eli Noam, Columbia Business School

Babette Boliek, Pepperdine University School of Law

Marius Schwartz, Georgetown University, former FCC Chief Economist

Panel II - The Social Value of Ultra-Fast Broadband

Robert Kenny, Communications Chambers (U.K.)

Scott Wallsten, Technology Policy Institute

You are invited to attend. Admission is free, but space is limited. Please reserve your seat on the IEP website.

The School of Law is located a few blocks from the Virginia Square Metro Station in Arlington, Virginia. More information and a conference agenda are available here.