Economists to Focus on Future of Communications Sector
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nobel Laureates in economics Kenneth Arrow of Stanford University and Robert Solow of MIT, as well as fellow author Dennis Carlton of the University of Chicago, will discuss their soon-to-be-released study of the consumer welfare and broader economic effects of communications sector regulations at a Progress & Freedom Foundation Congressional Seminar on November 18. The trio will speak and answer questions next Tuesday in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 124, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The study, whose fourth co-author is Nobel Laureate Gary Becker of the University of Chicago, focuses on innovation and regulation. It examines past increases in innovation and investment that have resulted in productivity gains and consumer benefits in the communications sector. The authors will consider future impacts of current regulations and regulatory uncertainty on consumers and the economy. Ample time will be provided for discussion with attendees.
Among the topics to be addressed: Is the battered communications sector poised for a comeback? If so, what are the drivers at work? If not, what can be done in a policy sense to revive this important sector?
Those interested in attending should register by contacting Stefannie Bernstein at 202-289-8928 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Lunch will be served.
The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.