Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet

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At A Glance:

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.

Biography

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he founded the Center on the Economics of the Internet and helped cofound the Forum for Intellectual Property. He is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and president of Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises, an economic consulting firm. He has cofounded various businesses in the communications sector.

Dr. Furchtgott-Roth is the only economist to have served on the Federal Communications Commission. Nominated by President Clinton, he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Previously, he was chief economist for the House Committee on Commerce, where he was one of the principal staff members on legislation that became the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He has testified several times to Congress and has served on federal advisory committees.

Widely recognized as an expert in economics and the communications industry, Dr. Furchtgott-Roth has consulted to scores of different businesses and served on various advisory boards over the past two decades. He is the author or coauthor of four books and many research publications. His hundreds of op-eds and columns have been widely published. He is a member of the Legal Policy Advisory Board for the Washington Legal Foundation.

Dr. Furchtgott-Roth received a PhD in economics from Stanford University and an SB in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

24
January 2023
Past Event
The FTC, Labor Markets, and Agency Authority: A Discussion with Maureen Ohlhausen
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Ohlhausen
24
January 2023
Past Event
The FTC, Labor Markets, and Agency Authority: A Discussion with Maureen Ohlhausen

Hudson Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth discusses the recent FTC proposal to ban non-compete clauses in employment contracts with Maureen K. Ohlhausen, partner and section chair of antitrust and competition law at Baker Botts.

Ohlhausen
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
15
November 2022
Past Event
How America Should Lead the Way to Good Money
Featured Speakers:
Brendan Brown
Robert Pringle
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Dollar Money Federal Reserve
15
November 2022
Past Event
How America Should Lead the Way to Good Money

The current money regime in the United States and abroad has led to a squandered economic miracle, a global financial crisis, a decade of increasingly severe economic sclerosis, and now the Great Pandemic Inflation that has culminated in the present Great Disinflation.

Dollar Money Federal Reserve
Featured Speakers:
Brendan Brown
Robert Pringle
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
06
October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | How (Not) to Regulate Technology: Reflections from FTC Commissioner Phillips
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Noah Phillips
Noah Phillips testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on February 14, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
06
October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | How (Not) to Regulate Technology: Reflections from FTC Commissioner Phillips

Please join Hudson Institute Center for the Economics of the Internet Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth for a conversation with Noah Phillips, a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, on the regulation of technology and technology companies at the FTC.

Noah Phillips testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on February 14, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Noah Phillips
26
September 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Federal Trade Commission Squashing Small Businesses
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Caleb Kruckenberg
The FTC building on June, 14, 2011, in Washington, DC. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
26
September 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Federal Trade Commission Squashing Small Businesses

For decades, the Federal Trade Commission could, under its interpretation of Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Act, go to court and obtain a court or

The FTC building on June, 14, 2011, in Washington, DC. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Caleb Kruckenberg
22
June 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Beyond the Billions: Policies that Can Deliver on Congress's Broadband Goals
Featured Speakers:
Brendan Carr
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Telephone tower. (Getty Images)
22
June 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Beyond the Billions: Policies that Can Deliver on Congress's Broadband Goals

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 22. Register for the event here.

Telephone tower. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Brendan Carr
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
16
May 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Disinformation Governance Board: Friend or Foe to Freedom?
Featured Speakers:
Robert McDowell
Nadine Strossen
Robert Corn-Revere
Michael W. McConnell
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, May 4, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
16
May 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Disinformation Governance Board: Friend or Foe to Freedom?

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 16. Register for the event here.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, May 4, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Robert McDowell
Nadine Strossen
Robert Corn-Revere
Michael W. McConnell
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
14
February 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Federal Trade Commission and Judicial Control
Featured Speakers:
Caleb Kruckenberg
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
A view of the FTC building on June 14, 2011, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
14
February 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Federal Trade Commission and Judicial Control

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Monday, February 14. Register for the event here.

A view of the FTC building on June 14, 2011, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Caleb Kruckenberg
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
21
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Ajit Pai on the Federal Communications Commission
Featured Speakers:
Ajit Pai
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testifies before the House Appropriations Committee during a hearing on the 2019FY FCC Budget on Capitol Hill on April 26, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
21
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Ajit Pai on the Federal Communications Commission

This event will premiere on this page at 10:00 a.m. EST, Friday, January 21. Register for the event here.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testifies before the House Appropriations Committee during a hearing on the 2019FY FCC Budget on Capitol Hill on April 26, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Ajit Pai
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
07
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Parents, Public Education, and the First Amendment
Featured Speakers:
Philip Hamburger
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Children use electronic tablets to complete online schoolwork at home. (Getty Images)
07
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Parents, Public Education, and the First Amendment

This event will premiere on this page at 10:00 a.m. EST, Friday, January 7. Register for the event

Children use electronic tablets to complete online schoolwork at home. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Philip Hamburger
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
30
August 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Perspectives on the Current Federal Trade Commission
Featured Speakers:
Noah Phillips
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
30
August 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Perspectives on the Current Federal Trade Commission

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, August 30. Register for the event here.

Featured Speakers:
Noah Phillips
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
16
June 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Should the FCC Adopt Receiver Standards?
Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Nathan Simington
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
16
June 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Should the FCC Adopt Receiver Standards?

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 16. Register for the event here or via the register button

Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Nathan Simington
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
04
June 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Incorporating National Security in Federal Spectrum Policy
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Robert M. McDowell
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
04
June 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Incorporating National Security in Federal Spectrum Policy

Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellows Bryan Clark, Robert M. McDowell, and Harold Furchtgott-Roth in a discussion about how the federal government bala

Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Robert M. McDowell
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
08
February 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
Featured Speakers:
Michael O'Rielly
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
08
February 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996

Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth and Visiting Fellow Michael O’Rielly for a discussion on the impact of the Telecommunicat

Featured Speakers:
Michael O'Rielly
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
14
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Will the FTC's Section 13(b) Disgorgement Powers Survive Supreme Court Review?
Featured Speakers:
John J. Vecchione
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
14
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Will the FTC's Section 13(b) Disgorgement Powers Survive Supreme Court Review?

**__Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, December 14.__**

Join Hudson for a conversation with Joh

Featured Speakers:
John J. Vecchione
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
08
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Championing Competition: The Role of National Security in Antitrust Enforcement
Featured Speakers:
Noah Joshua Phillips
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
08
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Championing Competition: The Role of National Security in Antitrust Enforcement

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips on how national security fits into the debates surrounding antitrust.

Featured Speakers:
Noah Joshua Phillips
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
16
October 2020
Past Event
The Intersection of Privacy and Competition Policy: A Discussion with Maureen Ohlhausen
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
16
October 2020
Past Event
The Intersection of Privacy and Competition Policy: A Discussion with Maureen Ohlhausen

**__Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 11:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, October 16.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
14
October 2020
Past Event
The Future of American Spectrum Policy: Is DoD’s Request for Information the Best Direction?
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Michael O’Rielly
Robert McDowell
Grace Koh
14
October 2020
Past Event
The Future of American Spectrum Policy: Is DoD’s Request for Information the Best Direction?

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, and Ambassador and Special

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Michael O’Rielly
Robert McDowell
Grace Koh
08
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Insights From the Pandemic for Net Neutrality and Bridging the Digital Divide
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Christopher Yoo
08
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Insights From the Pandemic for Net Neutrality and Bridging the Digital Divide

This event will premiere on this page at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 8.

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with Christopher Yoo, professor a

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Christopher Yoo
13
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Is COVID-19 a Legal Basis to Weaken Copyright Law?
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Adam Mossoff
Steven Tepp
13
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Is COVID-19 a Legal Basis to Weaken Copyright Law?

Please be advised: This event will be premiering at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 13.

The Internet Archive provides many services, including

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Adam Mossoff
Steven Tepp
13
April 2020
Past Event
Video Event | The Future of FCC Spectrum Regulation
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Thomas W. Hazlett
13
April 2020
Past Event
Video Event | The Future of FCC Spectrum Regulation

**__Please be advised: This event will be livestreamed only starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 13.__**

**__If you have questions for our panel

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Thomas W. Hazlett
23
January 2020
Past Event
America’s Global Leadership in Advancing Next-Generation Tools for First Responders
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Edward Parkinson
23
January 2020
Past Event
America’s Global Leadership in Advancing Next-Generation Tools for First Responders

In 2012, the U.S. Congress adopted legislation that created an unprecedented model for a public-private partnership to build FirstNet, a nationwide pu

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Edward Parkinson
17
December 2019
Past Event
The Role of Global Standards in the Battle for 5G Leadership
Featured Speakers:
Susan Armstrong
Thomas J. Duesterberg
John Neuffer
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Robert Strayer
Jeremie Waterman
17
December 2019
Past Event
The Role of Global Standards in the Battle for 5G Leadership

While the United States and its allies dominated the race for 3G and 4G cellular infrastructure and the applications enabled by those technologies, th

Featured Speakers:
Susan Armstrong
Thomas J. Duesterberg
John Neuffer
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Robert Strayer
Jeremie Waterman
16
December 2019
Past Event
U.S. Antitrust Policy: A Discussion with Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Makan Delrahim
16
December 2019
Past Event
U.S. Antitrust Policy: A Discussion with Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim

Markets that are competitive yield lower prices, greater innovation, increased quality, and more consumer-friendly services than non-competitive marke

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Makan Delrahim
18
November 2019
Past Event
Consumer Harm from Voluntary Business Arrangements: What Conditions Are Necessary?
Featured Speakers:
Anne T. Coughlan
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
18
November 2019
Past Event
Consumer Harm from Voluntary Business Arrangements: What Conditions Are Necessary?

Hudson Institute will host a presentation by Anne Coughlan, Polk Bros. Chair in Retailing and Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University.

Featured Speakers:
Anne T. Coughlan
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
27
September 2019
Past Event
India's 5G Revolution
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Kiran Kuchi
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27
September 2019
Past Event
India's 5G Revolution

Experts discuss India's 5G revolution

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Kiran Kuchi
25
September 2019
Past Event
The Federal Regulatory Process: Facts and Myths
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Casey B. Mulligan
The U.S. Supreme Court and Capitol Building. (Getty Images)
25
September 2019
Past Event
The Federal Regulatory Process: Facts and Myths

Casey B. Mulligan and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss the federal regulatory process

The U.S. Supreme Court and Capitol Building. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Casey B. Mulligan
25
June 2019
Past Event
Capping Universal Broadband Funds: A Conversation with Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
Featured Speakers:
Michael O’Rielly
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
25
June 2019
Past Event
Capping Universal Broadband Funds: A Conversation with Commissioner Michael O’Rielly

Commissioner O'Reilly and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss the USF

Featured Speakers:
Michael O’Rielly
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
03
June 2019
Past Event
The Constitutional Case for Section 501(c)(3): A Historical Perspective
Featured Speakers:
Philip Hamburger
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
03
June 2019
Past Event
The Constitutional Case for Section 501(c)(3): A Historical Perspective

Philip Hamburger and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss section 501(c)(3)

Featured Speakers:
Philip Hamburger
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
03
May 2019
Past Event
The Antitrust Paradigm: A Book Discussion with Jonathan Baker
Featured Speakers:
Jonathan B. Baker
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Supreme court building
03
May 2019
Past Event
The Antitrust Paradigm: A Book Discussion with Jonathan Baker

Jonathan Baker and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss antitrust laws

Supreme court building
Featured Speakers:
Jonathan B. Baker
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
30
April 2019
Past Event
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Corporate Restructuring as an Antitrust Remedy
Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Noah Phillips
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
(Source: BankInfoSecurity)
30
April 2019
Past Event
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Corporate Restructuring as an Antitrust Remedy

Commissioner Noah Phillips and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss federal antitrust laws

(Source: BankInfoSecurity)
Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Noah Phillips
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
27
March 2019
Past Event
A 21st Century U.S. Telecommunications Roadmap: A Conversation with David Redl
Featured Speakers:
David Redl
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
27
March 2019
Past Event
A 21st Century U.S. Telecommunications Roadmap: A Conversation with David Redl

David Redl and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss telecommunications

Featured Speakers:
David Redl
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
26
March 2019
Past Event
Competing Perspectives: How Does the U.S. Maintain a Competitive Edge in 5G?
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Nadia Schadlow
Dr. Rob Spalding
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
26
March 2019
Past Event
Competing Perspectives: How Does the U.S. Maintain a Competitive Edge in 5G?

Experts discuss 5G

Featured Speakers:
Dr. Nadia Schadlow
Dr. Rob Spalding
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
06
March 2019
Past Event
The Fangs Can be De-Fanged: Preserving Competition in the Technology Sector
Featured Speakers:
Irwin Stelzer
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
06
March 2019
Past Event
The Fangs Can be De-Fanged: Preserving Competition in the Technology Sector

Experts discuss regulating the technology sector

Featured Speakers:
Irwin Stelzer
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
13
November 2018
Past Event
Promoting American Leadership in 5G Technology
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Declan Ganley
Karl Rove
Arthur Herman (Moderator)
Brian Hendricks
(Photo by Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)
13
November 2018
Past Event
Promoting American Leadership in 5G Technology

Experts discuss 5G

(Photo by Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Declan Ganley
Karl Rove
Arthur Herman (Moderator)
Brian Hendricks
08
November 2018
Past Event
Space 2.0: The Intersection of Space Policy and the FCC
Featured Speakers:
Ajit Pai
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Thomas E. Cremins
08
November 2018
Past Event
Space 2.0: The Intersection of Space Policy and the FCC

Ajit Pai, Thomas E. Cremins, and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss the FCC's role in space

Featured Speakers:
Ajit Pai
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Thomas E. Cremins
31
July 2018
Past Event
Innovating Telemedicine: A Discussion with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr
Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Brendan Carr
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
31
July 2018
Past Event
Innovating Telemedicine: A Discussion with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

Commissioner Brendan Carr and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss telemedicine

(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Brendan Carr
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
01
May 2018
Past Event
The FCC – Then and Now
Featured Speakers:
Richard Wiley
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
The seal of the Federal Communications Commission hangs behind commissioner Tom Wheeler's chair inside the hearing room at the FCC headquarters February 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Commission will vote on Internet rules, grounded in multiple sources o
01
May 2018
Past Event
The FCC – Then and Now

Richard Wiley and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss the FCC.

The seal of the Federal Communications Commission hangs behind commissioner Tom Wheeler's chair inside the hearing room at the FCC headquarters February 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Commission will vote on Internet rules, grounded in multiple sources o
Featured Speakers:
Richard Wiley
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
20
March 2018
Past Event
5G: Will the United States Maintain its Lead in Wireless Technology?
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Shane Tews
Carolyn Bartholomew
Photo Credit: John Lund
20
March 2018
Past Event
5G: Will the United States Maintain its Lead in Wireless Technology?

Thomas J. Duesterberg, Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Shane Tews, and Carolyn Bartholomew discuss U.S. competitiveness in wireless technology.

Photo Credit: John Lund
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Shane Tews
Carolyn Bartholomew
16
March 2018
Past Event
Why Is There Resistance to Modernizing the FCC?
Featured Speakers:
Roslyn Layton
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
The hearing room at the Federal Communications Commission headquarters. Washington, DC. February 26, 2015.
16
March 2018
Past Event
Why Is There Resistance to Modernizing the FCC?

Harold Furchtgott-Roth and Roslyn Layton discuss regulatory modernization in the FCC.

The hearing room at the Federal Communications Commission headquarters. Washington, DC. February 26, 2015.
Featured Speakers:
Roslyn Layton
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
06
February 2018
Past Event
A Conservative Perspective on Communications Policy
Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
A view of the commission's hearing room before a hearing at the Federal Communications Commission on December 14, 2017 (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
06
February 2018
Past Event
A Conservative Perspective on Communications Policy

Michael O'Reilly and Harold Furchtgott-Roth will discuss U.S. communications policy.

A view of the commission's hearing room before a hearing at the Federal Communications Commission on December 14, 2017 (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
08
January 2018
Past Event
Can a Federal Agency Regulate the Internet? The Supreme Court Takes Up Berninger v. FCC
Featured Speakers:
Daniel Berninger
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
08
January 2018
Past Event
Can a Federal Agency Regulate the Internet? The Supreme Court Takes Up Berninger v. FCC

Daniel Berninger and Harold Furchtgott-Roth will discuss FCC authority over the Internet.

Featured Speakers:
Daniel Berninger
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
06
June 2017
Past Event
Political Spectrum: The Next Chapter
Featured Speakers:
Thomas Hazlett
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Photo Credit: John Lund
06
June 2017
Past Event
Political Spectrum: The Next Chapter

Thomas Hazlett and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss spectrum policy and the impact of government regulation on economic growth and innovation

Photo Credit: John Lund
Featured Speakers:
Thomas Hazlett
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
23
May 2017
Past Event
A Conversation with Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Rural Broadband and Infrastructure Development
Featured Speakers:
Representative Marsha Blackburn
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
(aydinmutlu/Getty Images)
23
May 2017
Past Event
A Conversation with Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Rural Broadband and Infrastructure Development

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss infrastructure improvement and rural broadband access

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Featured Speakers:
Representative Marsha Blackburn
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
02
May 2017
Past Event
Taming the Administrative State: Judicial Review and Non-Delegation
Featured Speakers:
Ron Cass
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
The US Department of Labor building, May 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
02
May 2017
Past Event
Taming the Administrative State: Judicial Review and Non-Delegation

Ron Cass and Harold Furchtgott-Roth on judicial review, nondelegation doctrine, the expansive federal bureaucracy, and restoring Constitutional powers

The US Department of Labor building, May 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Ron Cass
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
05
April 2017
Past Event
Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Economic Analysis at the FCC
Featured Speakers:
Ajit Pai
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
05
April 2017
Past Event
Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Economic Analysis at the FCC

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joins Harold Furchtgott-Roth for a speech on the role of economic analysis at the FCC.

(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Ajit Pai
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
16
December 2016
Past Event
The 5G Wireless Future and the Role of the Federal Government
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Lawrence E. Strickling
Fred Campbell
Paige Atkins
Jon Wilkins
(d3sign/Getty Images)
16
December 2016
Past Event
The 5G Wireless Future and the Role of the Federal Government

Lawrence Strickling joins Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Fred Campbell, Paige Atkins and Jon Wilkins to discuss 5G wireless broadband and spectrum management

(d3sign/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Lawrence E. Strickling
Fred Campbell
Paige Atkins
Jon Wilkins
13
October 2016
Past Event
View from the FCC: A Discussion with Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
13
October 2016
Past Event
View from the FCC: A Discussion with Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss the future of federal regulation of the communications industry.

Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Michael O'Rielly
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
28
July 2016
Past Event
Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People
Featured Speakers:
Randy Barnett
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
28
July 2016
Past Event
Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

Randy Barnett and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss modern legal issues and Barnett's new book, Our Republican Constitution.

Featured Speakers:
Randy Barnett
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
06
July 2016
Past Event
Reconciling Free Speech and Online Civility: Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst's Proposals for a New Internet Etiquette
Featured Speakers:
Jeffrey Herbst
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
06
July 2016
Past Event
Reconciling Free Speech and Online Civility: Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst's Proposals for a New Internet Etiquette

Jeffrey Herbst joins Harold Furchtgott-Roth for a discussion on protecting free speech while promoting civility in Internet communications.

Featured Speakers:
Jeffrey Herbst
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
22
June 2016
Past Event
Federal Agency Independence and the Suppressed Role of Economists: A Discussion with Professor Joshua Wright
Featured Speakers:
Joshua Wright
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
22
June 2016
Past Event
Federal Agency Independence and the Suppressed Role of Economists: A Discussion with Professor Joshua Wright

Former FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss independent agencies and solutions for promoting economic analysis.

Featured Speakers:
Joshua Wright
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
04
May 2016
Past Event
Balancing Privacy and Security in the Age of the Internet: A Debate between Nadine Strossen and David Rivkin
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Nadine Strossen
David Rivkin
04
May 2016
Past Event
Balancing Privacy and Security in the Age of the Internet: A Debate between Nadine Strossen and David Rivkin

Nadine Strossen and David Rivkin debate the proper limits and obligations on governments and businesses in conducting surveillance.

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Nadine Strossen
David Rivkin
11
April 2016
Past Event
Why the U.S. is the Center of Software Innovation: A Discussion with Technology Entrepreneur Alan Dabbiere
Featured Speakers:
Alan Dabbiere
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
11
April 2016
Past Event
Why the U.S. is the Center of Software Innovation: A Discussion with Technology Entrepreneur Alan Dabbiere

Noted technology entrepreneur Alan Dabbiere joins Harold Furchtgott-Roth to discuss American leadership in software innovation.

Featured Speakers:
Alan Dabbiere
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
09
December 2015
Past Event
A Century of Spectrum Overregulation and the Quest to Liberate Wireless Technologies
Featured Speakers:
Thomas W. Hazlett
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
09
December 2015
Past Event
A Century of Spectrum Overregulation and the Quest to Liberate Wireless Technologies

Thomas Hazlett and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discusses wireless regulation, innovation, and Hazlett's forthcoming book The Political Spectrum.

Featured Speakers:
Thomas W. Hazlett
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
16
October 2015
Past Event
Cautionary Lessons from Canada's Spectrum Policy: Canada's Pursuit of Wireless Competition through Exclusionary Auction Rules
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Paul Beaudry
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16
October 2015
Past Event
Cautionary Lessons from Canada's Spectrum Policy: Canada's Pursuit of Wireless Competition through Exclusionary Auction Rules

Paul Beaudry and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss Canada’s attempts to promote wireless competition through exclusionary spectrum auction rules.

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Paul Beaudry
20
July 2015
Past Event
Is the Era of a Vibrant, Innovative Internet Coming to a Close?: A Discussion with Senator Deb Fischer on Internet Regulation
Featured Speakers:
Senator Deb Fischer
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
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20
July 2015
Past Event
Is the Era of a Vibrant, Innovative Internet Coming to a Close?: A Discussion with Senator Deb Fischer on Internet Regulation

Senator Deb Fischer joins Harold Furchtgott-Roth for a discussion on Internet regulation and the FCC.

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Featured Speakers:
Senator Deb Fischer
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
15
July 2015
Past Event
Collaborative Governance and Security: A Stronger Internet for the Future
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Kathryn Brown
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15
July 2015
Past Event
Collaborative Governance and Security: A Stronger Internet for the Future

Kathy Brown, president of the Internet Society, and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss the future of Internet governance and security.

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Kathryn Brown
01
July 2015
Past Event
The Antitrust Division's Devaluation of Standard-Essential Patents
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
J. Gregory Sidak
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01
July 2015
Past Event
The Antitrust Division's Devaluation of Standard-Essential Patents

J. Gregory Sidak joins Harold Furchtgott-Roth for a conversation on current state of SEP regulation.

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
J. Gregory Sidak
29
June 2015
Past Event
On the Road to the Incentive Auction
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Howard J. Symons
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29
June 2015
Past Event
On the Road to the Incentive Auction

Howard Symons and Harold Furchtgott-Roth discuss the status of the FCC's spectrum incentive auction.

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Howard J. Symons
24
February 2015
Past Event
American Broadband Under Title II
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Scott Cleland
Robert McDowell
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24
February 2015
Past Event
American Broadband Under Title II

Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to adopt new rules classifying broadband as a telecommunications service, commonl

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Scott Cleland
Robert McDowell
04
February 2015
Past Event
The Impact of Mobile Connectivity and Big Data on the Network Economy
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Swati Bhatt
04
February 2015
Past Event
The Impact of Mobile Connectivity and Big Data on the Network Economy

Two major drivers have transformed the network economy: mobile connectivity and big data. Digital communication technology has connected markets, all

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Swati Bhatt
01
October 2014
Past Event
The Economics of Net Neutrality
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Tom Hazlett
01
October 2014
Past Event
The Economics of Net Neutrality

Professor Tom Hazlett of Clemson University joins Harold Furchtgott-Roth to discuss the potential impact of FCC network neutrality regulation.

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Tom Hazlett
08
September 2014
Past Event
How Much is the Internet Worth to the U.S. Economy?
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Jeffrey Li
08
September 2014
Past Event
How Much is the Internet Worth to the U.S. Economy?

Hudson Institute hosted a seminar with Harold Furchtgott-Roth and Jeffrey Li on the value of the Internet and information sector to the US economy.

Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Jeffrey Li
01
May 2014
Past Event
The Internet and IP Rights: Friends or Foes?
Featured Speakers:
Adam Mossoff
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
01
May 2014
Past Event
The Internet and IP Rights: Friends or Foes?

Adam Mossoff of the George Mason Law School discussed the relevance of patents and other intellectual property rights with regard to the Internet.

Featured Speakers:
Adam Mossoff
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
04
April 2014
Past Event
The Future of Internet Governance: A Discussion with ICANN's CEO, the Head of the NTIA, and More
Featured Speakers:
Fadi Chehadé
Lawrence Strickling
Robert M. McDowell
Daniel A. Sepulveda
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
04
April 2014
Past Event
The Future of Internet Governance: A Discussion with ICANN's CEO, the Head of the NTIA, and More

President and CEO of ICANN, Fadi Chehadé, Lawrence Strickling of NTIA, Robert M. McDowell, and Daniel A. Sepulveda discussed the ICANN transition.

Featured Speakers:
Fadi Chehadé
Lawrence Strickling
Robert M. McDowell
Daniel A. Sepulveda
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
19
November 2013
Past Event
A New Approach to Measuring the Standard of Living in Least Developed Countries
Featured Speakers:
Jerry A. Hausman
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
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19
November 2013
Past Event
A New Approach to Measuring the Standard of Living in Least Developed Countries

In "least developed countries" (LDCs), the growth of telecommunications is rooted primarily in mobile, rather than wired, technology. Mobile networks

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Featured Speakers:
Jerry A. Hausman
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
21
October 2013
Past Event
Wikipedia: Slanted, Biased, and Efficient? A Discussion with Professor Shane Greenstein
Featured Speakers:
Shane Greenstein
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
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21
October 2013
Past Event
Wikipedia: Slanted, Biased, and Efficient? A Discussion with Professor Shane Greenstein

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites on the Internet and has a large following of users who rely on its information. But the question remains

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Featured Speakers:
Shane Greenstein
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
16
September 2013
Past Event
The Future of the 1755-1780 MHz Band
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Robert McDowell
Carl Povelites
Steve Sharkey
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16
September 2013
Past Event
The Future of the 1755-1780 MHz Band

The federal government is the primary consumer of much of the available radio spectrum.  The Obama Administration, through the Department of Commerce

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Robert McDowell
Carl Povelites
Steve Sharkey
10
July 2013
Past Event
Network Neutrality Rules: A Discussion with Robert McDowell, Maureen Ohlhausen, and Craig Silliman
Featured Speakers:
Hon. Robert McDowell,
Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen
Craig Silliman
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
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10
July 2013
Past Event
Network Neutrality Rules: A Discussion with Robert McDowell, Maureen Ohlhausen, and Craig Silliman

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In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission promulgated regulations titled "Preserving the Open Internet," which

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Featured Speakers:
Hon. Robert McDowell,
Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen
Craig Silliman
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
31
May 2013
Past Event
The FCC: Past and Future
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Robert M. McDowell
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31
May 2013
Past Event
The FCC: Past and Future

Former Commissioner and new Hudson Visiting Fellow Robert McDowell's tenure at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was marked by his effort to

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Robert M. McDowell
11
February 2013
Past Event
Open Spectrum: A Major Step for U.S. Innovation and Economic Growth
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Christopher DeMuth
Jeffrey Eisenach
Angela Giancarlo
Brett Haan
Lianchao Han
Thomas Hazlett
Tim Kane
Ira Kuhn
Hanns Kuttner
David Redl
Thomas Stroup
David Tell
John Thorne
Tevi Troy
Scott Wallsten
Margaret Whitehead
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11
February 2013
Past Event
Open Spectrum: A Major Step for U.S. Innovation and Economic Growth

On February 11, 2013, Hudson Institute’s "Initiative on Future Innovation(Initiative on Future Innovation)":http://dev.hudson.org/policycenters/16-i

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Christopher DeMuth
Jeffrey Eisenach
Angela Giancarlo
Brett Haan
Lianchao Han
Thomas Hazlett
Tim Kane
Ira Kuhn
Hanns Kuttner
David Redl
Thomas Stroup
David Tell
John Thorne
Tevi Troy
Scott Wallsten
Margaret Whitehead
24
January 2013
Past Event
The Impact of Data Caps and Other Forms of Usage-Based Pricing for Broadband Access:
Featured Speakers:
Daniel Lyons
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
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24
January 2013
Past Event
The Impact of Data Caps and Other Forms of Usage-Based Pricing for Broadband Access:

Usage-based pricing has rapidly become one of the most controversial topics in Internet policy. Many broadband providers have been migrating from all-

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Featured Speakers:
Daniel Lyons
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
18
July 2012
Past Event
The Costs of Political Corruption in America: A Discussion with Stanford's Bruce Owen
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Bruce Owen
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18
July 2012
Past Event
The Costs of Political Corruption in America: A Discussion with Stanford's Bruce Owen

Many citizens seem to believe that Congress and state legislatures are corrupt; certainly both are held in low esteem.

The Supreme Court's 2010 deci

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Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Bruce Owen
A United Airlines plane flies by a cellular tower as it prepares to land at San Francisco International Airport on January 19, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A United Airlines plane flies by a cellular tower as it prepares to land at San Francisco International Airport on January 19, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet
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Legal Fellow, Center for the Economics of the Internet
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