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The Wireless Tax Premium: Economic Consequences for American Consumers and for the Future of the Mobile Economy

McDonough Undergraduate Program

Friday, December 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

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The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy presents

 a Georgetown on the Hill forum


The Wireless Tax Premium:

Economic Consequences for American Consumers and for the Future of the Mobile Economy


 featuring Glenn Woroch,

Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

and Senior Policy Scholar, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy


with discussant John Horrigan

Vice President and Director

Media and Technology Institute

 

Friday, December 14th

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Reserve Officers Association

The Symposium Center, 4th Floor 
1 Constitution Ave, NE
WashingtonDC 20002


This presentation will assess the economic costs of the “wireless tax premium” imposed by federal, state and local governments on cell phone users.  American consumers bear these costs with each monthly bill they pay.  It is estimated that total consumer harm now exceeds $18 billion per year and continues to grow.  Low-income households, in particular, bear a disproportionate burden given their heavy reliance on mobile service as well as the regressive nature of these taxes.  It is argued that wireless taxation likely causes collateral harm by impeding development of the broader wireless mobile industry.  To ensure the benefits of wireless technologies for consumers and the U.S. economy, tax authorities should show restraint by reining in wireless taxation.


 This seminar series is designed to comply with all House and Senate rules for a widely attended event.

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Reserve Officers Association
The Symposium Center, 4th Floor
1 Constitution Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Friday, December 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)


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The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, non-partisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today.  Housed at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest.

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