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Using Spectrum Auctions to Enhance Competition in Wireless Services

  • Peter Cramton
  • Evan Kwerel
  • Gregory Rosston
  • Andrzej Skrzypacz

Spectrum auctions are used by governments to assign and price licenses for wireless communications. Effective auction design recognizes the importance of competition, not only in the auction but also in the downstream market for wireless communications. This paper examines several instruments that regulators can use to enhance competition and thereby improve market outcomes.

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal The Journal of Law and Economics.

Volume (Year): 54 (2011)
Issue (Month): S4 ()
Pages: S167 - S188

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