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Whitepaper: Effects Of Regulation On Investment And Innovation Incentives

by U.S. Department of the TreasuryJan 01, 2008

This paper from U.S. Department of the Treasury investigates some theoretical effects of alternative regulatory policies on investment and innovational incentives in the telecommunications industry. Currently, technological convergence is leading to the creation of common platforms for historically distinct voice, data video services; this will make a broad array of software defined services available to consumers and businesses and lead to more efficient use of network resources. However, this


Whitepaper: The Long-Term Real Interest Rate For Social Security

by U.S. Department of the TreasuryJan 01, 2008

This paper published by U.S. Department of the Treasury considers the Social Security real interest rate, examining historical interest rates and estimates derived from Treasury inflation-indexed securities. The paper demonstrates that historical experience with nominal rates of return and realized inflation back through 1870 results in a long-term real interest rate just under 3 percent, although in the more recent historical record, rates have been somewhat higher. Forward-looking projections