Mark Jamison is a Visiting Fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communication, and Technology and the director and Gunter Professor of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida and serves as its director of telecommunications studies. He provides international training and research on business and government policy, focusing primarily on utilities and network industries. He codirects the PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy. Jamison likewise serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy and is a referee and reviewer for the International Journal of Industrial Organization, The Information Society, Telecommunications Policy, and Utilities Policy.
program, and there was much agreement that the staff structure limits technical analysis. Larry Downs discussed the staff structure in a Forbes article, as did Bret Swanson in his recent TechPolicyDaily piece.
National Communications Authority of Ghana asked me to speak on the question: “Has digitization redefined the boundaries of market definition?” They didn’t ask if market boundaries change. That would have been too easy. Rather they asked if the boundaries of market definition change. My answer was, “Yes they have! And thus we should rethink market power.”
lack of effective leadership. Politicization, the decline of analytical work, and lack of transparency have plagued the agency. Perhaps the most challenging job for the new chairman will be rebuilding the agency’s credibility, pushing back the political opportunists, and mending the commission’s internal divisions. Fortunately, previous chairmen have provided some lessons on how to do this.