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Is Open Access Wireless Possible in the U.S.?

“The Trump campaign floated a proposal for a wholesale 5G network. It’s politically expedient but still a great idea.” - Kevin Werbach, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Can You Regulate Something That’s Difficult to Define?

“It might be impossible to come up with a satisfying definition that regulates only the robots or humans we really want to. … the nature of robots is changing fast, and legal definitions set with today’s technology in mind will rapidly become obsolete.” – Stanford law professors Mark Lemley and Bryan Casey

Machine Learning Will Soon Transform Economics

In “The Impact of Machine Learning on Economics,” economist Susan Athey describes different types of machine learning (ML), showing how economists can use ML-based methods in empirical economic studies. However, she notes that while ML will make some routine data analysis tasks easier, economists will still need to structure studies carefully to correctly identify the underlying causes of economic behavior and avoid spurious correlations.

FTC's Tenth Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection

On March 20, the Federal Trade Commission will hold the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on competition and consumer protection issues in US broadband markets. Christopher Yoo and Michael Katz will participate.

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Trump’s 5G Plan Is More Than a Gift to His Base

Posted on March 22, 2019
thumbnail In this opinion piece written for The New York Times, University of Pennsylvania Legal Studies and Business Ethics professor Kevin Werbach explains why the wireless open access proposal from the Trump re-election campaign is worth considering.

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