Wireless Mergers and Employment: A Look at the Evidence
Phoenix Center Perspectives Paper No. 11-02
8 Pages Posted: 17 May 2011
Date Written: May 10, 2011
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
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