Technology & Communications
Number of Programs: 2
East Lansing, MI
MSU's Institute of Public Utilities, with sponsorship from several MSU colleges and outside utility corporations, supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of utility network industries--electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. The Institute provides, to the regulatory policy community, integrative, interdisciplinary and balanced educational programs, as well as applied research on the institutions, theory, and practice of modern economic regulation. The Institute focuses on informing and improving the regulatory process through:
- Educational programs and seminars on regulation policies--held at MSU, at the client's site, or at various locations within the US;
- Online discussion forums, Web casts, and surveys;
- Online resources such as links, glossaries, and statistics;
- Public Utilities publications; and
- The Trebing Library on Public Utility Regulation, which houses extensive documentation on public utility regulation.
Please see the website below for a list of current programs.
406 Communication Arts Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The Quello Center seeks to stimulate and inform debate on the economic and social implications of media, communication and information innovations of our digital age. It pursues research that questions taken-for-granted assumptions, and seeks to collaborate with other centers of excellence in research on the social and economic implications of communication, media, and information technologies of our digital age and the policy and management issues raised by these developments.
The scope of the center has broadened with the rise of the Internet and digital media, but its mission has continued to focus on research that will improve understanding of the choices and options affected by change in communication technologies, industries, and consumer choices. The Quello Center pursues these goals through a variety of activities, including: the conduct of rigorous interdisciplinary research; an interest in technology, policy and practice at multiple levels from local and state to national and global arenas; providing opportunities, such as symposia and conferences, to facilitate dialogue among policy makers, scholars, industry executives, and consumer interest groups; participation in other events and proceedings that evaluate important communication policy developments; and providing expertise and independent research to public and nonprofit institutions.