Saturday, September 26, 9:00 am - 10:40 am

Competition and Governance 1

Moderator: Donald Stockdale, Bates White

Market competition following Mexico's Telecommunication and Broadcasting Reform: Present and Future, Cristina Casanueva-Reguart,* Universidad Iberoamericana, Erik Bacilio-Avila, Universidad Iberoamericana

Vertical Effects in Competition Law and Regulatory Decisions in Pay-Television in France, the United Kingdom and the United States, Agustin Diaz Pines,* European Commission; Yuri Biondi, CNRS

Sovereignty and Property Rights: Conceptualizing the Relationship between ICANN, ccTLDs and National Governments, Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology; Farzaneh Badiei,* University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics (for a copy of the paper please contact the author at farzaneh.badii [at]

Spectrum and Net Neutrality 1 

Moderator: Jon Peha, Carnegie Mellon University

Does Today's FCC Have Sufficient Decision Making Throughput to Handle the 21st Century Spectrum Policy Workload? Michael J. Marcus, Virginia Tech ECE Department

Unlicensed Operations in the Lower Spectrum Bands: Why is No One Using the TV White Space and What Does That Mean for the FCC's Order on the 600 MHz Guard Bands?, Dorothy Robyn, Charles Jackson,* Coleman Bazelon, The Brattle Group

Unlicensed Operations in the 600 MHz Guard Bands: Potential Impact of Interference on the Outcome of the Incentive Auction, Coleman Bazelon, The Brattle Group; Charles Jackson, Dorothy Robyn*

Innovation 1 

Moderator: Scott Marcus, WIK

Adding Enhanced Services to the Internet: Lessons for History, David D. Clark,* MIT CSAIL; KC Claffy,  University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Interconnection and Capacity Allocation for All-IP Networks: Walled Gardens or Full Integration?, Volker Stocker, University of Freiburg

Creating Connectivity: Trust, Distrust, and Social Microstructures at the Core of the Internet, Uta Meier-Hahn,* Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Digital Divide & Mobile 1 

Moderator: José-Manuel Bassat, WorldBank

The Training Difference: How Formal Training on the Internet Impacts New Users, John B. Horrigan, Pew Research Center

Techno-Unemployment?, Martha A.Garcia-Murillo, Syracuse University - School of Information Studies; Ian MacInnes,* Syracuse University; Johannes M. Bauer, Michigan State University-Department of Media and Information

The Impact of ICTs on Employment in Latin America: A Call for Comprehensive Regulation, Martha A. Garcia-Murillo, Syracuse University - School of Information Studies

Privacy & Security 1

Moderator: Michelle De Mooy, Center for Democracy & Technology

Social Media, Smartphones, and Proportional Privacy in Civil Discovery, Agnieszka McPeakUniversity of Toledo College of Law 

Do Not Track for Europe, Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR); Aleecia M. McDonald, Stanford University

Is 'New' 'Stronger'?: Online Behavioral Advertising and Consumer Privacy Legislation, Ju Young Lee, Pennsylvania State University


Saturday, September 26, 11:10 am - 12:50 pm

Competition and Governance 2 

Moderator: Matt Hindman, George Washington University

Search Advertising: Is there a Feedback Effect?, Wayne Fu, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Carol Ting, University of Macau, Steven S. Wildman,* Michigan State University; Wenjuan Ma, Michigan State University

The Economic Effects of Domestic Search Engines on the Development of the Online Content Market, Sung Wook Ji, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - Dept. of Radio, Television, and Digital Media

Zero Rating: Do Hard Rules Protect or Harm Consumers and Competition? Evidence from Chile, Netherlands and Slovenia, Roslyn Layton,* Aalborg University - Center for Communication, Media and Information Studies; Silvia Monica Elaluf-Calderwood, London School of Economics and Political Science

Spectrum and Net Neutrality 2 

Moderator: Giulia McHenry, The Brattle Group

Measures of Spectrum Holdings and Spectrum Concentration among Cellular Carriers, Nicholas Tan, Carnegie Mellon University, Jon M. Peha*, Carnegie Mellon University

Risk-Informed Interference Analysis: A Quantitative Basis for Spectrum Allocation Decisions, Jean P. de Vries, University of Colorado at Boulder Law School - Silicon Flatirons Center

Radio Spectrum Management Policy: Revisiting the Debate, Mohamed El-Moghazi,* National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA), Jason Whalley, Northumbria University; James Irvine, University of Strathclyde 

Innovation 2

Moderator: Rosemary Harold, Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Assessing the Health of Local Journalism Ecosystems: Toward a Set of Reliable, Scalable Metrics, Sarah Stonbely,* New York University (NYU), Philip M. Napoli, Rutgers University; Kathleen E. McCollough, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway; Bryce Renninger, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway

The ICT Revolution in Historical Perspective: Progressive Capitalism as a Response to Free Market Fanaticism and Marxist Complaints in the Deployment Phase of the Digital Mode of Production, Mark Cooper, Silicon Flatirons

Does (Screen) Size Matter? News Engagement on Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones, Johanna Dunaway,* Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Mingxiao Sui, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Newly Paul, Appalachian State University, Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University

Digital Divide & Mobile 2

Moderator: Heather Hudson, University of Alaska

Internet and Mobile Phone Use by Refugees: The Case of Za'Atari Syrian Refugee Camp, Carleen Maitland, Pennsylvania State University

Same Access, Different Uses, and the Persistent Digital Divide between Urban and Rural Users, Sora Park,* University of Canberra; Gwangjae Kim, Hanyang University - Hanyang Cyber University

Rural Utilities Service Broadband Loans and Economic Performance in Rural America, Kyle G. Browning, Government Accountability Office (GAO); Michael E. Clements,* Government Accountability Office (GAO); Stephen M. Brown, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Privacy & Security 2

Moderator: Sharon Gillett, Microsoft

'What Can I Really Do?': Explaining Online Apathy and the Privacy Paradox, Eszter Hargittai,* Northwestern University - Department of Communication Studies; Alice E. Marwick, Fordham University, Communication and Media Studies; McGannon Center

Elements of Effective Privacy Notices, Amanda B. Grannis, Fordham University - School of Law

Reconsidering the 'Right to Be Forgotten' - Shifting the Debate into the Realm of Memory Rights, Noam Tirosh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, STUDENT PAPER WINNER


Saturday, September 26,  2:00 - 3:40 pm

Competition and Governance 3

Moderator: Deborah Minehart, Department of Justice

The Impact of Asymmetric Regulation on Product Bundling: The Case of Fixed Broadband and Mobile Communications in Japan, Toshifumi Kuroda,* Tokyo Keizai University; Takanori Ida, Kyoto University; Teppei Koguchi, Shizuoka University

The Role of Triple- and Quadruple-Play Bundles: Hedonic Price Analysis and Industry Performance in France, the United Kingdom and the United States, Agustin Diaz Pines, Centre de Recherche en Gestion - European Commission; Alexia Gonzalez Fanfalone,* Toulouse School of Economics

Effects of Media Use Behavior on the Preference for Channel Bundling of Multichannel Services, Sangin Park, Seoul National University; Joohyeon Kim,* Seoul National University

Spectrum and Net Neutrality 3 

Moderator: Derek Khlopin, NTIA

Risk Portfolio of Spectrum Usage, Liu Cui,* University of Pittsburgh - School of Information Sciences; Martin B. H. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh - School of Information Sciences

Ex-Post Enforcement in Spectrum Sharing, Amer Malki, University of Pittsburgh - School of Information Sciences; Martin B. H. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh - School of Information Sciences

Spectrum License Design, Sharing, and Exclusion Rights, William Lehr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) 

Innovation 3

Moderator: Paul de Sa, Bernstein Research

Measuring Residential Broadband for Policymaking: An Analysis of FCC's Web Browsing Data, Alexander M. Gamero-Garrido, University of California San Diego - CSE, CAIDA and MIT

Comparison between Benefits and Costs of Offload of Mobile Internet Traffic Via Vehicular Networks, Alexandre K. Ligo,* Engineering and Public Policy - Carnegie Mellon University; Jon M. Peha, Carnegie Mellon University; Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management; Jono Barros, Universidade do Porto

Gigabit Broadband, Interconnection Propositions, and the Challenge of Managing Expectations, Steven Bauer,* Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS)

Digital Divide & Mobile 3

Moderator: Jill Moss, USAID

The Persisting Digital Divide in Israel, Amit M. Schejter,* Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Pennsylvania State University; Orit Ben-Harush, Queensland University of Technology; Noam Tirosh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Using Empirical Estimates of Broadband Utilization to Target Low-Income Broadband Adoption Incentive Programs, Thomas M. Koutsky, Connected Nation Inc.; Chris McGovern,* Connected Nation Inc.; Hongqiang Sun

Local Economic Impacts of Investments in Community Technology Centers: An Empirical Investigation, Krishna Jayakar, Pennsylvania State University; Jenna Grzeslo,* Pennsylvania State University

Privacy & Security 3

Moderator: David Sobel, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Beyond Standing: How National Security Surveillance Undermines the Reporter's Privilege and the Free Press, Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, New York University School of Law

Shaping Privacy Law and Policy by Examining the Intersection of Knowledge and Opinions,  Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law; Carol M. Hayes,* University of Illinois College of Law; Masooda Bashir, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

0011011 [ESC]ape, Joshua Fairfield, Washington and Lee University - School of Law


Saturday, September 26,  4:10 - 5:50 pm

Competition and Governance 4 

Moderator: Geoffrey Why, Mintz Levin

Understanding the Federal Communication Commission's Policy-Making Using Big Data, Adam Candeub,* Michigan State University College of Law; Michael J.Bommarito, Bommarito Consulting, LLC

Right Way Wrong Way: The Fading Legal Justification for Telecommunications Infrastructure Rights of Way, Benjamin W. Cramer, Pennsylvania State University

The Road to an Open Internet is Paved with Pragmatic Disclosure & Transparency Policies, William Lehr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL);Erin E. Kenneally,* Elchemy; University of California San Diego; Steven Bauer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS)

Spectrum and Net Neutrality 4

Moderator: Scott Jordan, FCC

The Value of Network Neutrality to European Consumers, Rene Arnold, WIK-Consult GmbH; Martin Waldburger, WIK-Consult GmbH; Anna Schneider, YouGov Deutschland AG; Frieder Schmid,  YouGov Deutschland AG; Bastian Morasch, YouGov Deutschland AG

A Semantic Network Analysis of The Network Neutrality Debate, William Rinehart, American Action Forum

Comparative Case Studies in Implementing Net Neutrality: A Critical Analysis, Christopher T. Marsden, University of Sussex Law School

Innovation 4

Moderator: Rod Ludema, U.S. Department of State

Mobile Telecommunications Service and Economic Growth: Evidence from China, Michael R.Ward, University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics, Shilin Zheng, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Regulating Over-the-Top Service Providers in Two-Sided Content Markets: Insights from the Economic Literature, Jan Kraemer, University of Passau; Michael Wohlfarth,* University of Passau

Business Strategies of Korean TV Players in the Age of Over-the-Top (OTT) Services, Eun-A Park, University of New Haven

Digital Divide & Mobile  4

Moderator: Enrique Iglesias, IDB

Federal Subsidies and Broadband Competition, Kenneth Flamm, University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Mobile Communications Policies and National Broadband Strategies in Developed and Developing Countries: Lessons, Policy Issues and Challenges, Prabir K. Neogi,* Carleton University; Rekha Jain, IIMA-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Ahmedabad

Technology Broadband Roadmap for Rural Areas in the Andes and Amazon Regions in Peru, David Espinoza,* University of Colorado at Boulder - Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program; David P. Reed, University of Colorado at Boulder, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program 

Privacy & Security  4

Moderator: Daniel Ball, FCC

Risk-Based Vulnerability Disclosure: Towards Optimal Policy, Andrew C. Dingman, Indiana University Security Informatics and Computing; Gianpaolo Russo,* Indiana University Security Informatics and Computing STUDENT PAPER WINNER

Proving Limits of State Data Breach Notification Laws: Is a Federal Law the Most Adequate Solution?, Fabio Bisogni, Delft University of Technology - Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

Models for Cybersecurity Incident Information Sharing and Reporting Policies, Josephine Wolff, Rochester Institute of Technology

Sunday, September 27, 9:00 -10:40 am

Competition and Governance 5 

Moderator: Harold Feld, Public Knowledge

Against Jawboning, Derek E. Bambauer, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

The Song Remains the Same: What Cyberlaw Might Teach the Next Internet Economy, Kevin D. Werbach, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Cease and Desist: Copyright Takedown Requests on Google Search, Pawel Popiel, University of Texas at Austin, STUDENT PAPER WINNER

Spectrum and Net Neutrality  5

Moderator: Tim Brennan, University of Maryland Baltimore

Preservation of Best-Effort Service on the Internet in the Presence of Managed Services and Usage-Generated Applications, Debasis Mitra, Columbia University; Qiong Wang,* University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Innovational Complementarities and Network Neutrality, Johannes M. Bauer,* Michigan State University-Department of Media and Information; Guenter Knieps, University of Freiburg

Network Neutrality: An Empirical Approach to Legal Interoperability, Luca Belli; Nathalia Foditsch,* FGV

Innovation 5

Moderator: Mike Nelson, Cloudflare

Suing Internet Firms to Police Online Misconduct: An Empirical Study of Intermediary Liability Litigation by Secondary Stakeholders, Jaclyn Selby, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Information and Communication Technologies as Drivers of Social Unrest, Moinul Zaber, LIRNEasia; Martha A. Garcia-Murillo, Syracuse University - School of Information Studies; Marcio Wohlers de Almeida

Crowdsourcing Privacy Policy Interpretation, Thomas B. Norton, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy

Digital Divide & Mobile  5

Moderator: Michael Clements, GAO

Estimating Demand for Fixed-Mobile Bundles and Switching Costs between Tariffs, Julienne Liang, France Telecom; Lukasz Grzybowski, Telecom ParisTech

Analyzing the Characteristic Determinants of Smartphone Post-Paid Pricing in South Korea 2010-2015, Wook Joon Kim, KISDI (for a copy of this paper, please contact the author at wkim [at]

Competition between Standards and the Prices of Mobile Telecommunication Services: Analysis of Panel Data, Eun-A Park, University of New Haven; Krishna Jayakar,* Pennsylvania State University

Privacy & Security  5

Moderator: David Simpson, FCC

FCC's Authority to Regulate Internet PrivacyAndrew W. Bagley, University of Maryland University College; Justin S. Brown*, University of South Florida

Broadband Industry Structure and Cybercrime: An Empirical Analysis, Carolyn Gideon,* Tufts University - Fletcher School; Christiaan Hogendorn,Wesleyan University - Department of Economics

Out of the Frying Pan & into the Fire: The FCC Takes over Privacy Regulation, Berin M. Szoka, TechFreedom; Tom Struble,* TechFreedom