William W. Sharkey

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This paper is concerned with the merits of employing market forces to address the issues of wireless spectrum congestion and the allocation of spectrum between firms seeking licensed and unlicensed spectrum rights. We show that when unlicensed spectrum is assigned to all competing users during periods of excess demand an inefficient outcome related to the(More)
Cost allocation problems arise in many contexts in economics and management science. In a typical problem that we have in mind, a decision maker must decide how to allocate the joint cost of production among several commodities using prices. Furthermore, these prices must satisfy certain reasonable postulates among which is the requirement that total(More)
This paper employs simulation methods to evaluate the ability of three different auction mechanisms to determine an efficient license regime for radio spectrum as well as the efficient ownership of the associated rights. The two regimes explored are “licensed” spectrum, in which a winning bidder maintains exclusive rights to use the spectrum,(More)
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