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Scott Marcus

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Scott Marcus is an independent consultant dealing with policy and regulatory issues related to electronic communications. He is best known as an economist, but his academic training is as a political scientist (with a specialty in public administration) and as an engineer. He is based in Brussels, Belgium, and in Bonn, Germany.

Current and past private consulting clients have included the European Parliament; the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF); the International Telecommunications Union (ITU); national regulatory authorities of Bahrain, Jamaica, and Namibia; and various market players.
From July 2005 to August 2015, Scott Marcus served as a Director of WIK-Consult GmbH in Bad Honnef, Germany. In this role, he led many widely acclaimed projects for the European Parliament, European Commission, and various national governments and regulatory authorities.

Scott Marcus holds a B.A. in Political Science (Public Administration) from the City College of New York, and an M.S. from the School of Engineering, Columbia University.

Declaration of interests 2016

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External Publication

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New network neutrality rules in Europe: comparisons to those in the U.S.

This paper explains the similarities and differences between European and U.S. net neutrality rules.

By: J. Scott Marcus Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 15, 2016
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Brexit and its potential impact on international data transfers

If the UK exits the EU and the EEA, it will have to go to considerable lengths to enable continued data transfers from the EU. Without an agreement on data transfers and data protection, business in the UK and the EU will be disrupted.

By: J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 4, 2016
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Mobile roaming, Brexit, and unintended consequences

The intermediate and long-term consequences of the UK “Brexit” referendum of 23 June 2016 are numerous and far-reaching. There has been much discussion of the impact on financial services, but very little to date on the likely implications for telecommunications regulation.

By: J. Scott Marcus Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 28, 2016
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Working Paper

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Challenging prospects for roam like at home

In 2015 the European Union adopted new rules seeking to implement a roam like at home regime for member states. This Working Paper highlights challenges in implementing roam like at home, and it provides insights on the economics of international mobile roaming.

By: Georgios Petropoulos and J. Scott Marcus Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 15, 2016
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New EU net neutrality guidelines are a pragmatic next step

The new guidelines issued on the implementation of European net neutrality rules by national regulators are sensible and pragmatic.

By: J. Scott Marcus Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 8, 2016
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European e-commerce needs better visibility into cross-border delivery prices

Consumers, retail shippers, and European and national regulatory authorities could benefit from enhanced visibility into the price of shipping goods across borders in Europe.

By: J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 25, 2016
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Policy Contribution

E-commerce in Europe: parcel delivery prices in a digital single market

E-commerce in Europe: parcel delivery prices in a digital single market

The expansion of e-commerce, a substantial growth opportunity for Europe, is hampered by high cross-border parcel delivery prices. This paper analyses the economics of cross-border parcel delivery and it draws a comparison with the telecommunications sector.

By: J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 25, 2016
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Data transfers under the threat of terrorist attacks

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere have created an atmosphere of insecurity and fear among the citizens of the main European capitals. They have also highlighted the necessity for more effective tools at European level in the fight against terrorism and the prevention of future attacks in the European soil.

By: J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 15, 2015
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