Dr. Timothy Tardiff’s article, “Economic Evaluation of the Factual Basis for the FCC’s Open Internet Order,” was published in the Criterion Journal on Innovation (Volume 1, 2016, pp. 479-495). This article uses…
Is LIBOR Still Being Manipulated?: Identifying Colluders with Methods of Detecting LIBOR Tampering
We analyze the one-month U.S. Dollar London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR) between January 1987 and February 2015 to determine whether there are signs of manipulation based on a previously published test that has appeared in a peer reviewed economics journal and been cited in the business press and legal filings of major financial disputes.
Consistent Measurement of Broadband Availability: FCC Data through 12/2015
This paper provides several, consistent measures of broadband availability from 2009 to 2015, based on data available on the FCC’s website. They reveal substantial growth in the numbers of broadband providers over time. The FCC analysis has not provided consistent measures over time or even sufficient overlap in evolving measures to assess the evolution of competition over time.
Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit are increasingly calling for economic and statistical methods that scientifically measure the demand for the product in question in the absence of infringement.
Labor, Employment, Discrimination and Statistics
The evolution of employment and labor litigation calls for experts who understand the fundamental principals of labor and employment disputes and can apply them in this evolving landscape.
The speed at which the communications industry is evolving means rapid change in regulation and increasing complexity for businesses trying to optimize profits, satisfy regulatory requirements, and avoid or respond to litigation.
Scientific Fraud Detection
The regulatory environment for investment management companies is becoming increasingly demanding. In the past, spot checks were considered sufficient for showing compliance. This is no longer the case. Make your monitoring program a selling advantage.
The US health care industry is large, complex, diverse, and growing. So too are its litigations and regulatory actions. Providers are increasingly subject to whistleblowers with alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations and audits by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through risk-based methods, which require advanced statistical knowledge to understand or challenge.
Defined Contribution Plan Employer Match Suspensions During The Financial Crisis
Participants experienced reductions in median employer contributions of 2% between 2007 and 2008 and another 13% from 2008 to 2009. Employer contributions generally rebounded in 2011, but remained below pre-crisis levels. Substantial differences existed by plan size and by industry.
The latest broadband performance results by Advanced Analytical Consulting Group show that service levels continued to increase through 2015. The results are based on the most recent data from the…
AACG presents new findings about the extent of broadband service across the United States. Data analyses presented by FCC Chairman Wheeler in support of the 2015 Open Internet Order relied…
Dr. Daniel S. Levy discussed the critical issue of how statistical evidence can be used in labor cases and its major impact on not only how cases are tried but…
Dr. Timothy Tardiff presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries held on May 11-13, 2016. The CRRI conference features some of the latest…
In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Conflict of Interest Proposed Rule. The DOL received numerous comments. AACG Economists reviewed six studies that were submitted, first…