‘Regulatory Revival’ and Employment in Telecommunications

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies No. 17-05

9 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2017

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: June 12, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., ‘Regulatory Revival’ and Employment in Telecommunications (June 12, 2017). Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies No. 17-05 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2989333 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2989333

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