American Enterprise Institute


The Wireless Craze, The Unlimited Bandwidth Myth, The Spectrum Auction Faux Pas, and the Punchline to Ronald Coase's "Big Joke": An Essay on Airwave Allocation Policy

Thomas W. Hazlett
January 1, 2001

In 1959 the Federal Communications Commission invited economist Ronald Coase to testify about his proposal for market allocation of radio spectrum rights.

Polls on Attitudes on Taxes, 2013

Karlyn Bowman, Andrew Rugg, Jennifer K. Marsico
April 8, 2013

With Tax Day around the corner, AEI’s polling analysis team has updated its work on public attitudes toward taxes.

Zycher Letter to Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change

Benjamin Zycher
February 13, 2013

Ben Zycher, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, writes a letter to Congressman Henry Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in response to an inquiry they submitted to Dr.

The Market for School Choice in Indiana

Michael Q. McShane
November 12, 2012

The Indiana Choice Program has the potential to be the largest and most diverse manifestation of school choice in America, writes Michael McShane in this American Enterprise Institute working paper

Glass-Steagall and the Volcker Rule

Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee
December 10, 2012

The Committee does not believe that Glass-Steagall should be reinstated, and sees no persuasive rationale for the Volcker Rule.

Regulation of Bank Capital and Liquidity

Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee
December 10, 2012

The conceptual approaches to prudential regulation embodied in the Basel III and the U.S. approaches suffer from fundamental deficiencies that require remediation.

Broadband Competition in the Internet Ecosystem

Jeffrey A. Eisenach
October 1, 2012

Like the other information technology (IT) markets that comprise the Internet ecosystem, broadband communications services are characterized by rapid innovation, declining costs, product differenti

Grade Inflation for Education Majors and Low Standards for Teachers

Cory Koedel
August 8, 2011

Students who take education classes at universities receive significantly higher grades than students who take classes in every other academic discipline, documents Cory Koedel in an American Enter

The Hangover: Thinking About the Unintended Consequences of the Nation’s Teacher Evaluation Binge

Sara Mead, Andrew Rotherham, Rachael Brown
September 22, 2012

The flood of new legislative activity regarding teacher evaluations responds to obvious problems with old systems, but also risks cementing premature solutions and imperfect metrics, write the three a

The Pain of Zero Interest Rates

John H. Makin
February 15, 2012

The current economic environment of low—virtually zero—interest rates has hit savers hard, but the US Federal Reserve’s accommodative monetary policy is actually having a stabilizing effect on the

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