The FCC Spectrum Incentive Auction: Lessons for the Future

Friday, May 12, 2017
Duke in DC | 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500 | Washington, DC 20004

The FCC concluded the most complex auction in history, the culmination of a decade-long planning process for moving spectrum from broadcast to mobile broadband uses. On May 12, 2017, The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law held a half-day conference that identified lessons from this auction for spectrum policy, government disposition of assets (whether of spectrum or other resources), and the future of innovation policy generally. 

Speakers included: Lawrence Ausubel, Univ. of Maryland, Power Auctions; Jonathan Chaplin, New Street Research; Paul de Sa, Quadra Partners; Gary Epstein, former Chair of Incentive Auction Task Force at FCC; Karla Hoffman, George Mason Univ.; Allan Ingraham, Economists Inc.; Edward Lazarus, Tribune Media; Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Preston Padden, Boulder ThinkingDavid Quinalty, Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee; Charla Rath, VerizonDorothy Robyn, former Commissioner at GSA; Gregory Rosston, Stanford Univ.; David Salant, Auction Technologies; Steve Sharkey, T-Mobile; and Ilya Segal, Stanford Univ

  Agenda   |   Speaker Bios

 

Session 1: Auction Design
Panelists:

Lawrence AusubelUniversity of Maryland, Power Auctions, Slides

Karla HoffmanGeorge Mason University, Slides

Ilya SegalStanford University, Slides

Discussant:

Michael OstrovskyStanford Graduate School of Business


Session 2: Auction Implementation

Panelists:

Allan IngrahamEconomists Inc., Slides

Edward LazarusTribune Media

Preston PaddenBoulder Thinking, Slides

Gregory RosstonStanford University, Slides

David SalantAuction Technologies, Slides

Discussant:

Gary Epsteinformer Chair of Incentive Auction Task Force at FCC


Session 3: Auction Participation

Panelists:

Jonathan ChaplinNew Street Research, Slides

Paul de SaQuadra Partners

Discussants:

David Quinalty, Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Charla RathVerizon

Dorothy Robynformer Commissioner at GSA

Steve SharkeyT-Mobile