The Digital Age Communications Act Project


Working Groups

Regulatory Framework
Spectrum Policy
Institutional Reform

Universal Service/Social Policy
Federal/State Framework

Regulatory Framework

Spectrum Policy

Institutional Reform

  • *Randolph J. May, President, The Free State Foundation
  • *John F. Duffy, Professor, George Washington University, School of Law
  • Wayne T. Brough, Vice President of Research, FreedomWorks
  • Braden Cox, Research and Policy Counsel, Association for Competitive Technology
  • James L Gattuso, Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy, Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Solveig Singleton, Senior Adjunct Fellow, The Progress and Freedom Foundation
  • Adam Thierer, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Digital Media Freedom, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Universal Service/Social Policy

Federal/State Framework

* Denotes Co-Chairs

Affiliations are for purposes of identification only.

Working Group Member Biographies

Rob Atkinson is vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute and director of PPI's Technology & New Economy Project. He is the author of the New Economy Index series which looks at the impact of the New Economy on national, state and metropolitan economies. He is also author of the forthcoming book, The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005). While at PPI he has written on offshoring; growth economics; the role of IT in homeland defense; Internet taxation, privacy, and spam; telecommunications policy; e-government; and middleman opposition to e-commerce. He also directed PPI's New Economy Task Force, co-chaired by former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle and Gateway CEO Ted Waitt. Previously Atkinson served as executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, a public private partnership including as members the Governor, legislative leaders, and corporate and labor leaders. Prior to that he was project director at the former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. While at OTA, he directed "The Technological Reshaping of Metropolitan America," a seminal report examining the impact of the information technology revolution on America 's urban areas. He received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989.

Bob Atkinson joined CITI in 2000 as the Executive Director. For 18 months prior to joining CITI, Mr. Atkinson was the Deputy Chief of the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau. Atkinson negotiated the conditions associated with the FCC's approval of the SBC-Ameritech merger and was responsible for the substance of many major FCC decisions. In 2001, the FCC appointed Atkinson to be the Chairman of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), which advises the FCC on matters affecting the availability and utilization of telephone number resources in the U.S. In 1985, Atkinson joined Teleport Communications Group (TCG), the nation's first Competitive Access Provider (CAP) and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), which later became AT&T Local Services. He was a founder of the Ad Hoc Committee for Competitive Telecommunications (ACCT, a forerunner of CompTel), which was formed by competitive long distance companies in the mid-70's to promote pro-competition legislation and regulations. After joining TCG, Atkinson co-founded and was the first President of the Association for Local Telecommunication Services (ALTS), the competitive local telecommunications industry's trade association. Atkinson graduated from University of Virginia in 1972 with a B.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs. He later received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (evening program) in 1979.

Stuart Benjamin is a professor at Duke Univeristy Law School. Before he began teaching law, Professor Benjamin served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal; clerked for Judge William C. Canby on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and for Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court; worked as an associate with Professor Laurence Tribe; served as staff attorney for the Legal Resources Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and worked as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1997-2001 he was an associate professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law, and from 2001-2003 he was the Rex G. & Edna Baker Professor in Constitutional Law at the University of Texas School of Law. He is co-author of Telecommunications Law and Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2001), and has written several law review articles. He received his B.A. in 1987 and his J.D. in 1991, both from Yale University.

Wayne Brough is the Vice President of Research at FreedomWorks/Citizens for a Sound Economy. He oversees regulatory and environmental issues. Before joining FreedomWorks, he served as a policy analyst at OIRA, the Office of Management and Budget, and as director of domestic policy at the Daiwa Institute of Research.

Braden Cox is an expert in communications and Internet policy. As Research and Policy Counsel at the Association for Competitive Technology, Braden analyzes tech-related legislative and regulatory initiatives relevant to the IT industry. Braden is the former Technology Counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he advocated for new approaches toward government regulation of telecommunications and e-commerce. Braden's prior law practice includes technology transactional and civil litigation work. As in-house counsel at Veriprise Wireless, a software development start-up venture, he instituted a comprehensive copyright, trademark and patent program to protect the company's intellectual assets. Before law school, he was a network administrator at IBM providing technical support for business and university local area networks. Braden obtained both his undergraduate Finance degree and J.D. from the University of Georgia. Braden is a member of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science to advise the Virginia General Assembly on technology-related public policy matters. He is an attorney licensed to practice in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Georgia.

Robert Crandall is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he has worked since 1978. Mr. Crandall was the former deputy director of the Council on Wage and Price Stability during the Ford and Carter administrations. He was also a former faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the George Washington University. He has been a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Antitrust Division of the Federal Trade Commission, and the Treasury Department. His interests include industrial organization, antitrust policy, regulation, the auto industry, competitiveness, deregulation, and environmental policy. He has published widely, and his articles have appeared in Regulation, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the American Economic Review.

John Duffy joined The George Washington University faculty in 2003. After receiving an undergraduate degree in physics, he served as articles editor on the University of Chicago Law Review and was awarded an Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics. Duffy clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, served as an attorney-adviser in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, and practiced law with the Washington firm of Covington & Burling. Since entering academia in 1996, Duffy has been on the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the William and Mary School of Law, and has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. Duffy teaches torts, administrative law, patent law, and international intellectual property law. He has a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Jerry Ellig has been a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 1996.  Between August 2001 and August 2003, he served as deputy director and acting director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission while on a leave of absence from the Mercatus Center.  Ellig has also served as a senior economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as an assistant professor of economics at George Mason University. He has published numerous articles on government regulation and business management in both scholarly and popular periodicals. Ellig received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and his B.A. in Economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.

Gerald Faulhaber is a professor of Business and Public Policy, and Management Research Areas, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research areas include merger analysis in the Internet market; the Internet; technology; telecommunications; regulation; industrial organization; and applied microeconomics. Current projects include spectrum management reform; prospects for deregulation in telecommunications; broadband deployment; access and antitrust analysis. He has been with Wharton since 1984, after working for AT&T in the early 1980s and Bell Labs in the 1960s and 1970s. He served as Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission from 2000-2001. He earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1975, an M.A. from Princeton in 1974, an M.S. from New York University in 1964 and an A.B. from Haverford College in 1962.

James Gattuso handles regulatory and telecommunications issues for The Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining Heritage, he was Vice President for Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. In that position, he oversaw CEI's policy work, and supervised the overall management of the organization. Before joining CEI in 1997, Gattuso served as Vice President for Policy Development with Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) from 1993 to 1997, where he directed the research activities of that organization. From 1990 to 1993, he was Deputy Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy at the Federal Communications Commission. From May 1991 to June 1992, he was detailed from the FCC to the office of Vice President Dan Quayle, where he served as Associate Director of the President's Council on Competitiveness. From 1985 to 1990, Gattuso served as a policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation with responsibility for a broad range of issues, including telecommunications, transportation and antitrust policy. From 1983 to 1985, he was an associate with the Washington law office of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey, where he handled matters before a number of regulatory agencies. Gattuso graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1979. He received his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1983.

Ray Gifford is past president of the PFF. He is a partner at the law firm of Kamlet, Shepherd & Reichert in Denver, Colorado. Before joining the Foundation in 2003, Gifford served as chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for four years, following his appointment by Governor Bill Owens. Gifford is a man of contradictions: his views tend to be unregulatory and pro-market, but at the same time he confesses being PUC Chairman was "a great, fulfilling, fascinating job." Before joining the Commission, Gifford served under then-Colorado Attorney General (now Bush cabinet member) Gale Norton as First Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Law. From 1993-1996, he worked for two national law firms-Kirkland & Ellis and Baker & Hostetler. The meager satisfactions of private practice lead him scrambling into the Attorney General's office. Gifford earned his law degree from the University of Chicago, where he absorbed the "law and economics" jurisprudence for which the school is (in)famous. He thus burdens his colleagues with his views on: the Coase theorem, public choice theory and the Chicago School antitrust revolution. In law school, he served as president of the Federalist Society and chairman of the Edmund Burke Society. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard P. Matsch of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Gifford studied philosophy, earning a Bachelor's degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, home to the "Great Books" curriculum. Gifford teaches a seminar on the Law and Economics of the Information Age at the University of Colorado School of Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

Dale Hatfield is a professor at the University of Colorado. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission and, immediately before that, he was Chief Technologist at the agency. He retired from the Commission and government service in December 2000. Before joining the Commission in December 1997, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hatfield Associates, Inc., a Boulder, Colorado based multidisciplinary telecommunications consulting firm. Before founding the consulting firm in 1982, Hatfield was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Deputy Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Before moving to NTIA, Hatfield was Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy at the FCC. Hatfield was the founding director of the Telecommunications Division at the University College at the University of Denver and, for many years, taught telecommunications policy on an adjunct basis at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Case Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University.

Thomas Hazlett is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Adjunct Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, and a columnist for the Financial Times. His research focuses on law and economics, with particular emphasis on telecommunications policy. From 1984 through June 2000 he was a professor at the University of California, Davis, where he taught economics and finance while serving as Director of the Program on Telecommunications Policy. In 1991-92 he served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. Hazlett is a Senior Adviser to Analysis Group/Economics, and has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts, before the Department of Commerce, General Accounting Office, and the Federal Communications Commission, and to committees of Congress. His book (with Matthew L. Spitzer), Public Policy Toward Cable Television, was published by the MIT Press in 1997. Hazlett received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Michael Katz is the Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership and the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Business Administration at the University of California at Berkeley. He directs the Center for Telecommunications and Digital Convergence. He has been at Berkeley since 1987. From 2001-2002 he was deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. From 1994-1996 he was the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission. Katz was an assistant professor of economics at Princeton University from 1981-1987. His current research interests include the economics of networks industries; intellectual property licensing; telecommunications policy; and cooperative research and development. He graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University, and earned a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University.

Tom Lenard is President of i-Growth, and past vice president of PFF. Lenard is the author or coauthor of numerous books and articles on telecommunications, electricity, antitrust, privacy and other regulatory issues. Recent publications include Net Neutrality or Net Neutering: Should Broadband Internet Services Be Regulated?; The Digital Economy Fact Book; Privacy and the Commercial Use of Personal Information; Competition, Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly: Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace; and Deregulating Electricity: The Federal Role. He has served in senior positions at the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Trade Commission and the Council on Wage and Price Stability and was a member of the economics faculty at the University of California, Davis. He is a past president and chairman of the board of the National Economists Club. Lenard received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.

Kent Lassman Kent Lassman is the vice president for strategy at FREEDOMWORKS. He serves a broad role in campaigns and institutional marketing. Lassman is the author of more than 75 policy papers, opinion-editorials, and essays. His work has been published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Manchester Union-Leader, the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, and the Federalist Society. He is a contributor to the weblog of two think tanks. He has testified before Congress, state legislatures and in regulatory proceedings and briefed governors, members of Congress and presidential candidates. Since 2003, he has served on the President’s Advisory Council for the State Policy Network. Prior to joining FREEDOMWORKS, he was a research fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation where he was responsible for the foundation’s state and local research and educational programs. He was the founding director of the Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics and traveled extensively to speak on state regulatory issues. Previously Lassman was the director of technology and communications policy at CSE Foundation. Topics of his research, testimony and speeches include federalism, the federal budget and the rise of the Progressive movement in America as well as a wide range of technology and telecommunications policy issues. From 2001 to 2006 Lassman served as an advisor to the Task Force on Telecommunications & Information Technology at the American Legislative Exchange Council. He was an Abraham Lincoln Fellow in Constitutional Government at the Claremont Institute and was awarded a 2006 E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders from the John Locke Foundation. Lassman graduated from The Catholic University of America with honors for work on market theory and he is a candidate for a master’s degree in public administration at North Carolina State University.

Randolph May is President of The Free State Foundation. The Free State Foundation is an independent Maryland-based free market-oriented think tank. From October 1999-May 2006, May was a Senior Fellow and Director of Communications Policy Studies at The Progress & Freedom Foundation, a Washington, DC-based think tank. Prior to joining PFF, he practiced communications, administrative, and regulatory law as a partner at major national law firms. From 1978 to 1981, May served as Assistant General Counsel and Associate General Counsel at the Federal Communication Commission. May has held numerous leadership positions in bar associations, and he is immediate past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.  Mr. May also served as Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Mr. May writes a regular column on legal and regulatory affairs for the National Law Journal.  He has published more than eighty articles and essays on communications, administrative and constitutional law topics. In addition, he is the co-editor of two books, most recently, Net Neutrality or Net Neutering: Should Broadband Internet Services Be Regulated? Mr. May is an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University School of Law. He received his A.B. from Duke University and his J.D. from Duke Law School, where he serves as a member of the Board of Visitors.

Adam Peters is an attorney in the Communications and Internet practice group at Kamlet, Shepherd & Reichert.  Mr. Peters has a variety of experience with regard to digital technology issues and regulatory matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Peters served as Research Fellow & Regulatory Counsel to The Progress & Freedom Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of digital technology issues. While with PFF, Mr. Peters’ responsibilities included the publication of articles, Op Ed pieces and the filing of written comments before the FCC and state regulatory commissions. Prior to joining the Progress & Freedom Foundation, he served as special assistant to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and as director of the Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program. He has also co-taught a seminar in Law & Economics of the Information Age at the University of Colorado.

Michael Riordan is the Laurans A. and Arlene Mendelson Professor of Economics and Business at Columbia University and a specialist in industrial organization and regulation. His research interests include the economics of communications, media markets, health care markets and antitrust policy. He has written numerous journal articles on these and other industrial organization topics, including the economics of contracting, defense procurement, the internal organization of firms and product quality. Riordan is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society and was a national fellow of the Hoover Institution. He is also a member of the editorial board of the American Economic Review, and he previously served as coeditor of the Rand Journal of Economics and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His experience in government service includes assignments as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission and economic adviser at the Federal Trade Commission. He received a B.S. from Georgetown in 1973, an M.A. from the University of Essex in 1975 and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981.

Gregory Rosston is Deputy Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Visiting Lecturer in Economics at Stanford University. His research has focused on industrial organization, antitrust and regulation. He has written numerous articles on competition in local telecommunications, implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, auctions and spectrum policy. He has also co-edited two books, including Interconnection and the Internet: Selected Papers from the 1996 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. At Stanford, he has taught Regulation and Antitrust in the economics department and a seminar for seniors in the Public Policy program. Prior to joining Stanford University, Rosston served as Deputy Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission. At the FCC, he helped to implement the Telecommunications Act. In this work, he helped to design and write the rules the Commission adopted as a framework to encourage efficient competition in telecommunications markets. He also helped with the design and implementation of the FCC's spectrum auctions. Rosston received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and his A.B. in Economics with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley.

Solveig Singleton is a Senior Adjunct Fellow. She is the former director of information studies for the Cato Institute. She has also served as a senior technology analyst for the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Project on Technology and Innovation. Ms. Singleton also served as vice chair of publications for the Telecommunications and Electronic Media Practice Group of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies from 1996-1999. She is the author of many provocative articles on technology law and policy. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, and The Journal of Commerce, and other papers as well as in academic journals. She is the co-editor of two books, Regulators’ Revenge (1998) and Economic Casualties (1999). Her undergraduate degree is from Reed College, where she majored in philosophy. She then graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School and worked for two years at a boutique telecommunications law firm.

Howard Shelanski is a law professor and the director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Judge Louis Pollak of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the Berkeley faculty he practiced law with the Washington, D.C., firm Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd & Evans. Shelanski has twice taken leave from teaching to work in government. In 1999-2000 he served as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission and in 1998-1999 he served as a senior economist to the President's Council of Economic Advisers. His research focuses on antitrust, regulation, and telecommunications law. His recent projects include "Merger Policy and Innovation: Must Enforcement Change to Account for Technological Change?" with Michael Katz (NBER, 2004); Merger Remedies in American and European Union Competition Law, with Francois Leveque (eds.) (Elgar, 2003); "From Sector Specific Regulation to Antitrust Law for U.S. Telecommunications: The Prospects for Transition," 26 Telecom. Policy 335 (2002); "Antitrust Divestiture in Network Industries," with Greg Sidak, 68 University of Chicago Law Review 1 (2001); and "Competition and Deployment of New Technology in U.S. Telecommunications," 2000 University of Chicago Legal Forum 85 (2000). He is also co-author of the casebook Telecommunications Law and Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2001). He received his B.A. from Haverford College, and an M.A., J.D. and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley.

Douglas Sicker has held various positions in academia, industry and government.  Presently, he is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science and the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before this he was Director of Global Architecture at Level 3 Communications, LLC.  Prior to this, Sicker was Chief of the Network Technology Division at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  He has also held faculty positions in the field of medical sciences. Sicker's technical interests include security and signaling protocols as well as network reliability. He is also interested in the interaction of federal policy and network technology.  His efforts at Level 3 focused on optimizing network service architectures, particularly in the area of firewall design and IP-based signaling.  His responsibilities at the FCC included CALEA, Internet related issues, advanced services, cable open access and communications merger proceedings.  He served as the Chair of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council steering committee, an FCC federal advisory committee that focuses on network reliability, wire line spectral integrity and Internet peering and interconnection.  Sicker also served on the Technical Advisory Council of the FCC.

Jim Speta has been a member of the Northwestern University faculty since 1999. His research interests include telecommunications and Internet policy, antitrust, administrative law, and market organization.  He teaches in the Law School and in the Joint Program in Law and Business operated by the Law School and the Kellogg School. He had previously clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and practiced appellate, telecommunications, and antitrust law with the Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin. He received a J.D. in 1991 from the University of Michigan.

Steven Titch is a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News ( IT&T News ), formerly IT Update. He is recognized internationally as a top telecommunications journalist and analyst. He currently works as a private consultant and has done strategic market and technology research, analysis, and advocacy for such clients as Jane's Information Group, The GSM Association, and Probe Research. Titch has managed media projects for clients such as Qwest Communications International and Paradyne Networks, Siemens, and Marconi. Between 2000 and 2002, he also published an online newsletter and Web site, Prior to launching his consulting business in 1999, Titch was director of editorial projects for Data Communications magazine, where he directed content development for supplemental publications and special projects. He also has held the positions of editorial director of Telephony, editor of Global Telephony magazine, Midwest bureau chief of CommunicationsWeek, associate editor-communications at Electronic News, and founding editor of Cellular Business (now Wireless Review ). Titch graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and English.

Adam Thierer is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for Digital Media Freedom (CDMF) at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. As Director of the CDMF, Thierer analyzes public policy developments that impact both the economic and social aspects of the media industry, with a strong focus on First Amendment issues. Prior to joining PFF in 2005, Adam spent four years at the Cato Institute as Director of Telecommunications Studies, and nine years at The Heritage Foundation as a Fellow in Economic Policy. His work on communications, high-technology, and media policy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, Forbes, The Economist, Newsweek, and many other newspapers, newsletters, and trade journals. Adam is the author or editor of five books on diverse topics such as intellectual property, mass media regulation, Internet governance and jurisdiction, regulation of network industries, and the role of federalism within high-technology markets. Before coming to Washington, Adam spent time in London, England at the Adam Smith Institute where he worked on reform of the British legal system. Mr. Thierer earned his B.A. in journalism and political science at Indiana University, and received his M.A. in international business management and trade theory at the University of Maryland. In his spare time, Adam also works as a media integration specialist with the private firm "Intellihouse.Net," which specializes in "smart home" creation and calibration (i.e., installing fully integrated home audio, video, data, and lighting systems.) He resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife and two children.

Simon Wilkie is Assistant Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology. He is an expert in industrial organization, public finance, auction design, the design of institutions, contract theory, and game theory, with applications to the economics of telecommunications and network industries. He has consulted to telecommunications companies and government bodies on a range of issues, including the design of spectrum auctions. Before joining the faculty at the California Institute of Technology, Wilkie was a member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research, an affiliate scholar of the Milken Institute, and a visiting assistant professor at Columbia University. Professor Wilkie has published numerous articles in scholarly journals. His recent publications on telecommunications policy have concerned spectrum auctions and a firm's investment in new technology as a signal of its value in the face of regulatory opportunism. A native of Australia, Wilkie earned an M.A. in 1988 and a Ph.D. in 1990, both from the University of Rochester, and a B. Comm. in Economics in 1982 from the University of New South Wales.

Phil Weiser joined the University of Colorado School of Law faculty in January of 1999. Prior to that, he served as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the US Department of Justice, advising him primarily on telecommunications matters. Before his appointment at the Justice Department, Weiser served as a law clerk to Justices Byron R. White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court and to Judge David Ebel at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since arriving at CU, Weiser has worked to fortify CU's strength in telecommunications and technology law. In particular, he established the Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program (SFTP), a program that, among other things, brings leaders from government, industry, and academia to the CU campus for regular seminars. Weiser's first major scholarly undertaking focused on developing a model of cooperative federalism for implementing laws such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996, resulting in a series of articles published in the Vanderbilt Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, and the New York University Law Review.

Dennis Weisman is a professor of economics at Kansas State University, and a leading expert in telecommunications who has published papers on subjects as diverse as the regulation of industries and vertical integration. A former director of strategic marketing for SBC Communications, and a research fellow with the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida, Weisman has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of regulation and business strategy development. His primary research interests are in strategic behavior and government regulation. Weisman is the author or co-author of more than 60 publications. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florida. He received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics, as well as his master's in Economics, from the University of Colorado.

Lawrence White is the Arthur E. Imperatore Professor of Economics at New York University 's Stern School of Business and Deputy Chairman of the Economics Department at Stern.  During 1986-1989 he was on leave to serve as a Board Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and during 1982-1983 he was on leave to serve as Director of the Economic Policy Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice.  He is currently the General Editor of The Review of Industrial Organization. White served on the Senior Staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers during 1978-1979, and he was Chairman of the Stern School 's Department of Economics, 1990-1995. White received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1964, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in 1965, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969. 



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