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Open Spectrum: A Major Step for U.S. Innovation and Economic Growth

On February 11, 2013, Hudson Institute’s Initiative on Future Innovation convened a distinguished panel of experts from government, business, and the legal and academic worlds for an off-the-record workshop on a working draft of Open Spectrum: A Major Step for U.S. Innovation and Economic Growth by Harold Furchtgott-Roth. Mr. Furchtgott-Roth, a former FCC commissioner and leading expert on internet policy and regulation, is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and director of its Center for the Economics of the Internet. Open Spectrum — since published in final form as the second in a series of major research papers by Hudson’s Innovation Initiative, and available for download under the “Further Reading” header elsewhere on this page — is a systematic analysis of existing electromagnetic spectrum-allocation rules in the United States, and a powerful argument for reorienting that policy to permit much freer, more flexible, and market-driven use of spectrum by current and future licensees.

Panel

Harold Furchtgott-Roth Author and Presenter

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet

Christopher DeMuth Moderator

Hudson Distinguished Fellow and Director, Initiative on Future Innovation

Jeffrey Eisenach Discussant

American Enterprise Institute

Angela Giancarlo Discussant

Mayer Brown LLP

Brett Haan Discussant

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Lianchao Han Discussant

Hudson Visiting Fellow

Thomas Hazlett Discussant

George Mason University School of Law

Tim Kane Discussant

Hudson Institute Chief Economist

Ira Kuhn Discussant

Directed Technologies

Hanns Kuttner Discussant

Hudson Senior Fellow

David Redl Discussant

Committee on Energy & Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

Thomas Stroup Discussant

Shared Spectrum Company

David Tell Discussant

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director, Public Affairs & Special Projects

John Thorne Discussant

Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel PLLC

Tevi Troy Discussant

Hudson Visiting Fellow

Scott Wallsten Discussant

Technology Policy Institute

Margaret Whitehead Discussant

Hudson Board of Trustees

Experts

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