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Critiques & Responses

The Phoenix Center is a non-profit research institution under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and, as such, we do not seek to influence the political process by participating as a party in any regulatory proceeding or engaging in lobbying of legislatures. Instead, we try to publish timely research and post it on our web page in the hope and intention of contributing positively to the public dialectic.

As our work continues to disseminate, however, various people have authored critiques of our various analyses. To this end, we believe it appropriate to consider formally these various comments as there is always the possibility that critical review, even when adversarial rather than academic in nature, may prove useful in improving our analyses or, in some cases, reveal trivial or substantial flaws that we may have inadvertently committed or overlooked. Moreover, such comments are also useful in providing direction for future research.

We leave it to the discerning public, armed with our research and all relevant documents (all made freely available at the Phoenix Center website), to make an educated decision on the validity of our work and the criticisms of it. Regardless, we appreciate the attention (adversarial or not), which signifies the relevance of our efforts.


PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 33, George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Equalizing Competition Among Competitors: A Review of the DOJ’s Spectrum Screen Ex Parte Filing, (May 2013).
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  • PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-04:
    George S. Ford, The Economics of Bidder Exclusion Rules: A Response to Dr. Baker (July 18, 2013).
    [pdf] [press release]
  • Critique of Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 33, Equalizing Competition Among Competitors: A Review of the DOJ’s Spectrum Screen Ex Parte Filing, by Dr. Jonathan Baker filed on behalf of T-Mobile in FCC Dockets No. GN Docket No. 12-268; WT Docket No. 12-269 (filed July 8, 2013)
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN NO. 28: T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Hyeongwoo Kim, and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs: An Empirical Study (April 2011).
[pdf] [Press Release] [one pager] [slides]

  • PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 12-01:
    George S. Ford, Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs: A Reply to Comments (April 24, 2012).
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  • George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center March 2012 Working Paper commenting upon PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No 28: Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs: An Empirical Study
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  • George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center December 2011 Commentary on PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No 28: Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs: An Empirical Study
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER NO. 24: Network Neutrality and Industry Structure (April 2006).
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  • A Response to Dr. Roycroft (Redux) (July 2006).
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  • Trevor Roycroft, Network Neutrality, Product Differentiation, and Social Welfare: Response to Phoenix Center’s Reply (June 2006).
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  • Network Neutrality and Scale Economies: A Response to Dr. Roycroft (May 2006).
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  • Trevor R. Roycroft, PhD, Roycroft Consulting White Paper, Network Neutrality, Product Differentiation, and Social Welfare: A Response to Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 24 (3 May 2006).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN NO. 7: The Positive Effects of Competition on Employment in the Telecommunications Industry (15 October 2003).
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  • Comments of Robert W. Crandall and Hal J. Singer
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  • A Response to Drs. Crandall and Singer
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN NO. 6: UNE-P Drives Bell Investment - A Synthesis Model (17 September 2003)
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  • Comments of Drs. Thomas Hazlett (the Manhattan Institute), Arthur Havenner (Univ. California - Davis), and Coleman Bazelon (HHB I)
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  • R. Carter Hill Comments
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  • Further Comments of Drs. Thomas Hazlett (the Manhattan Institute), Arthur Havenner (Univ. California - Davis), and Coleman Bazelon (Analysis Group) (HHB II)
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  • A Response to Drs. Hazlett, Havenner and Bazelon
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN NO. 5: Competition and Bell Company Investment in Telecommunications Plant: The Effects of UNE-P (Originally released 9 July 2003 and updated 17 September 2003).
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  • Hazlett, Havenner and Bazelon Comments
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  • R. Carter Hill Comments
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  • Response: PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN NO. 6: UNE-P Drives Bell Investment - A Synthesis Model (17 September 2003)
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