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Revenues in the 700 MHz Spectrum Auction

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There have been several comments that criticize auction rules that prevent the two major low-frequency incumbents from winning all of the newly available spectrum and incorporating it into their proprietary networks. Such rules include new-entrant set-asides, new-entrant bidding credits, and the open access plan. We disagree with these criticisms and argue that given the current market structure, such rules are likely to improve welfare and auction revenues. We are submitting this report to provide sound economic analysis of these claims.

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Paper provided by University of Maryland, Department of Economics - Peter Cramton in its series Papers of Peter Cramton with number 07rev700.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2007
Date of revision: 2007
Publication status: Published in Working Paper, University of Maryland, 27 June 2007
Handle: RePEc:pcc:pccumd:07rev700

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Keywords: Auctions; spectrum auctions; market design;

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