MiCRA’s economists frequently consult on matters arising in regulated industries.
We have consulted for public and private clients on issues such as telecommunications
regulatory reform, costing and pricing of regulated service, access to essential
inputs, intercarrier compensation, and financial interest and syndication rules.
We have testified or appeared before dozens of state regulatory commissions,
the FCC, the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel)
in the United Kingdom, the European Commission, the Ministry of Telecommunications
of Japan, the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, the FDA
and the Copyright Royalty Tribunal.
Examples of regulatory matters in which MiCRA’s economists have been involved
include expert reports and testimony on the implementation of the Telecommunications
Act of 1996, analysis of competition for access to local broadband facilities,
the competitive impact of telephone service provided over the Internet, and the
network effects of concentration in the Internet backbone market. In addition,
our economists have presented expert reports on telecommunications competition
issues for private and government clients in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore,
and before the European Commission.