Wireless Mergers and Employment: A Look at the Evidence

Phoenix Center Perspectives Paper No. 11-02

8 Pages Posted: 17 May 2011

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Lawrence J. Spiwak

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: May 10, 2011

Abstract

We explore the question of whether wireless industry mergers invariably reduce sector employment and find the answer is "no." We reach this conclusion by looking at four years of data on employment trends surrounding the largest wireless merger to date - the AT&T-Cingular merger in 2004, and two other large wireless mergers.

Keywords: Wireless Communications, Mergers, Jobs

JEL Classification: L4, L5

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S. and Spiwak, Lawrence J., Wireless Mergers and Employment: A Look at the Evidence (May 10, 2011). Phoenix Center Perspectives Paper No. 11-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1843240 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1843240

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