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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Hyeongwoo Kim, Capital investment and Employment in the Information Sector, 38 Telecommunications Policy 371 (2014).
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Shelia R. Cotten, George Ford, Sherry Ford and Timothy M. Hale, Internet Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the United States: A Longitudinal Analysis, Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (2014).
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Lawrence, J. Spiwak, Doing Nothing Is Not An Option to Stop On-Line Piracy, The Hill (March 25, 2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-02:
George S. Ford, What is the Effect of File Sharing on the Creation of New Music?  A Critical Review of “A Case Study of File Sharing and Music Output” (March 6, 2014).
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Lawrence, J. Spiwak, Is the FCCS Still Trying to Stifle Political Speech? The Hill (February 24, 2014).
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George S. Ford, Shared Spectrum is a Pipe Dream, The Hill (February 06, 2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-01:
George S. Ford, Do Municipal Networks Offer More Attractive Service Offerings than Private Sector Providers? A Review and Expansion of the Evidence (January 27, 2014).
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2013 Phoenix Center Annual Report
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Phoenix Center 2013 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Slide Presentations and Video Available Here:
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, An Economic Framework for Retransmission Consent, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 47 (December 2013).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, Market Mechanisms and the Efficient Use and Management of Scarce Spectrum Resources, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 46 (December 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-05:
George S. Ford, Piracy and Movie Revenues: A Critical Review of "A Tale of the Long Tail" (September 16, 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).
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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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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Lessons Learned from the U.S. Unbundling Experience, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 45 (June 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-03:
George S. Ford, Will Bidder Exclusions Increase Auction Revenue? A Review of the Arguments (June 11, 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-02:
George S. Ford, Revisiting Internet Use and Depression Among the Elderly (June 7, 2013).
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Testimony of Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation - Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, Hearing on the “State of Wireless Communications” (June 4, 2013).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Equalizing Competition Among Competitors:  A Review of the DOJ’s Spectrum Screen Ex Parte Filing, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 33 (May 2013).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, Wireless Competition Under Spectrum Exhaust, 65 Federal Communications Law Journal 79 (2012).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Pole Tax: Government Slows Down Broadband, Chattanooga Times Free Press (April 3, 2013).
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Testimony of Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Communications and Technology, Hearing on “Health Information Technologies: Harnessing Wireless Innovation” (March 19, 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-01:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Searching for a New Regulatory Paradigm:  A Comment on AT&T’s Petition for Wire Center Trials (February 25, 2013).
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