SCI Ph.D. student Pedro Bustamante and professor Martin Weiss recently contributed to a research article titled “Spectrum anarchy: why self-governance of the radio spectrum works better than we think.” The article was featured in the Journal of Institutional Economics, a multi-disciplinary journal published by Cambridge University Press that includes contributions from academics working in the social sciences, management, and law. Bustamante and Weiss co-authored the paper with Marcela M. Gomez, of Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy, and Ilia Murtazashvili, of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. The article examines the concept of self-governance of radio-electric spectrum bands and evaluates the effectiveness of this arrangement.
Bustamante is a Ph.D. student in SCI’s Telecommunications program. Weiss is a professor whose research interests include policy and industry implications of new technologies, secondary use of spectrum, spectrum trading, cost modeling of telecommunications technologies, and technical standards and their impact on industry.