Beyond the Dot.coms

Beyond the Dot.coms

by Robert E. Litan, Alice M. Rivlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815700024

ISBN-13: 9780815700029

Pub. Date: 03/15/2001

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

In just a few years, the Internet has had a visible impact on the daily lives of many Americans. But the recent demise of many of the "dot coms" that symbolized the Internet revolution has raised warning flags about its future. Until now, discussion of the impact of the Internet on the economy has been mostly speculation. In Beyond the Dot.coms, two of the nation's

Overview

In just a few years, the Internet has had a visible impact on the daily lives of many Americans. But the recent demise of many of the "dot coms" that symbolized the Internet revolution has raised warning flags about its future. Until now, discussion of the impact of the Internet on the economy has been mostly speculation. In Beyond the Dot.coms, two of the nation's most respected economists articulate the anticipated economic impact of the Internet over the next five years. Drawing from detailed research conducted by the Brookings Task Force on the Internet and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) Internet Task Force (see page 10), Robert Litan and Alice Rivlin address the Internet's potential impacts on productivity, prices, and market structure. The research suggests that the most significant economic impact of the Internet will be its potential to increase productivity growth in the existing economy—with cheaper transactions, greater management efficiency, increased competition and broadened markets, more effective marketing and pricing, and increased consumer choice, convenience, and satisfaction. The greatest impact may not be felt in e-commerce, but rather in a wide range of "old economy" arenas, including health care and government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815700029
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
03/15/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Is the Internet a Big Deal?1
2Why Productivity Is So Important7
3Productivity and the Internet: What Lies Ahead?19
4Benefits of the Internet That May Not Show Up in the GDP45
5Realizing the Internet's Potential65
6Concluding Thoughts101
Notes121
Index125

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