Tech Roundup Episode 15 – Rail Automation and Forced Access

Experts Ian Adams and Ike Brannon join the podcast to break down recent proposals regarding forced access to railroads. Is concentration an issue within the rail industry? If so, would forced access solve the problem? And what implications would a forced access rule have for the rail industry, and for technological innovation more generally?

Read Ike’s recent paper on the topic here.

Ian Adams

Executive Director

International Center for Law & Economics

Ike Brannon


Capital Policy Analytics

Emerging Technology

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