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Coase and the New Zealand Spectrum Reforms

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  • Charles L. Jackson

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In 1988, New Zealand commissioned a study by John Fountain to review the literature on the economics of spectrum management. As that report was being completed, New Zealand contracted with National Economic Research Associates to study the management of the radio frequency spectrum. I discuss the influence of Ronald Coase's 1959 and 1962 articles on both studies and on the statute that was ultimately enacted and subsequently implemented in New Zealand. I touch on how I was inspired by Coase's articles while I was a graduate student exploring approaches to defining spectrum property rights and how Coase's work informed legislative options related to spectrum rights in common-carrier legislation introduced in the 1970s. The article closes with a thought experiment that explores the potential benefits of a broader and earlier implementation of Coase's insights.

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  • Charles L. Jackson, 2011. "Coase and the New Zealand Spectrum Reforms," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 54(S4), pages 189-205.
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    1. John McMillan, 1994. "Selling Spectrum Rights," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 8(3), pages 145-162, Summer.
    2. Sven de Vries & Rakesh V. Vohra, 2003. "Combinatorial Auctions: A Survey," INFORMS Journal on Computing, INFORMS, vol. 15(3), pages 284-309, August.
    3. Jerry A. Hausman, 1997. "Valuing the Effect of Regulation on New Services in Telecommunications," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 28(1997 Micr), pages 1-54.
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    1. Minervini, Leo Fulvio, 2014. "Spectrum management reform: Rethinking practices," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 136-146.

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