Review of Industrial Organization 13: 491–494, 1998. 491 Book Review Telecommunication Policy for the Information Age. Gerald W. Brock. Cambridge Harvard University Press, 1994, 324 pages, $45.00. The telecommunications industry is changing at a blinding speed. Those not directly working in the industry, as well as those who are, ﬁnd it difﬁcult to stay abreast of the changing technology, players, institutional rules, and signiﬁcant economic and political forces. In his new book, Telecommunication Policy for the Information Age, Gerald Brock provides a much needed summary of the evolution of the major events in the ﬁeld during the Post-World War II era. Brock is an ideal candidate for this job. His ﬁrst book, The Telecommunications Industry: The Dynamics of Market Structure provides one of the most insightful accounts of the industry’s early history. One of the most notable features of this ﬁrst book is how Brock reviews historical material and uses his training in economic theory to provide keen insights into the evolution of telecommunications. A few years after the publication of The Telecommunications Industry,Brock joined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). During his tenure there, he played a key role in formulating policy. First through his research in the Ofﬁce
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