Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 187–210

Economics at the FCC: 2007–2008



In any given year, the Federal Communications Commission confronts many issues of interest to economists. This paper summarizes four issues of interest during the last year: Spectrum Auctions, Media Ownership, Quality-Adjusted Cable Prices, and Leased Access. It highlights the role that economic analysis played in each and identifies areas where further research would be fruitful.


Federal communication commission (FCC) Spectrum auctions Media ownership Quality-adjusted cable television prices 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory S. Crawford
    • 1
  • Evan Kwerel
    • 2
  • Jonathan Levy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.Federal Communications CommissionWashingtonUSA

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