This report describes the phenomenon of convergence in communications and audiovisual content markets and determines its impact on regulations and market governance. It draws useful lessons from approaches applied in the U.S., U.K., and South Korea.
May 23, 2011
Class action lawsuits make headlines and arouse policy debates, but little is known about most of them. This book presents the results of surveys of insurers and state regulators to learn more about class litigation against insurance companies.
May 12, 2007
This research brief describes characteristics of more than 700 class action cases against large U.S. insurers -- trends in claims, their allegations, and their outcomes -- including the vast majority of cases that never become certified as a class.
Mar 13, 2007
This working paper provides the survey instruments that were used in the report, Insurance Class Actions in the United States (RAND, MG-587-ICJ), by Nicholas M. Pace, Stephen Carroll, Ingo Vogelsang, and Laura Zakaras (2007).
Jan 14, 2007
This report examines the determinants of international calling, both theoretically and empirically. It centers particularly on the role of prices to and from the United States and explains the volume of calling across the North Atlantic market.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has initiated a discussion about the possible use of price caps to replace rate-of-return regulation for telecommunications services.