‘Regulatory Revival’ and Employment in Telecommunications
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies No. 17-05
9 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2017
Date Written: June 12, 2017
Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (“BLS”) data on industry employment, I quantify the effect on telecommunications jobs of the Obama Administration’s regulatory revival in telecommunications using the difference-in-differences (“DiD”) estimator. I find that over the period 2010-2016, the telecommunications sector lost approximately 100,000 jobs per year.
Keywords: Net Neutrality, Investment, Title II, Open Internet, Telecommunications, Broadband, Regulation, Employment
JEL Classification: L51, L96
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