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IEP Research

Scholars at the Information Economy Project research contemporary telecommunications and information technology issues through a law and economics paradigm. Primarily, IEP's empirical research focuses on the effect of government policy and regulation on telecommunications, media and intellectual property markets. Recently, IEP scholars have published papers on the impact of FCC spectrum licensing practices on the growth prospects of the mobile broadband industry and the effect of network neutrality regulations on consumer welfare. Additionally, IEP has released studies on antitrust and intellectual property rights, government policies designed to increase broadband penetration, and Internet privacy and data security issues.