Do 4-to-3 Wireless Mergers Actually Enhance Consumer Welfare? - Study
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The characterization of the tie-up between T-Mobile and Sprint as a 4-to-3 merger has raised concerns regarding the effects of such mergers on competition and consumer welfare. Seeking to understand and evaluate the basis for these concerns, the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE) undertook a comprehensive review of the economic effects of such mergers and other factors affecting market concentration in the wireless telecommunications industry. Reviewing 18 empirical analyses published in the last five years, the review found:
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