The ICT Revolution: Productivity Differences and the Digital Divide / Edition 1

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This book is an analysis of the economic effects of the ICT revolution, and answers a few key questions: Did the ICT revolution contribute to the recent divergence in the growth record? And if this is the case, how and why were some countries better equipped to exploit the potential of ICT? It assembles the work of two teams of leading economists, focusing on the role that the ICT revolution has played in advanced countries, and assessing whether or not the digital economy will indeed result in a more competitive and more equal world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199270118
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Cohen is a Research fellow and former co-director of the International macroeconomy programme at the CEPR, and Research fellow at CEPREMAP, Paris. He has been a Consultant at the World Bank (1984-1994) and the IMF (2001 and 2002), and was a Visiting fellow at Harvard University in 1981-82 and 1983-84. Pietro Garibaldi is the Head of Labour Studies at the Fondazione Rdolfo Debenedetti, Research fellow in the Labour Economics programme at the CEPR, Research Fellow at the IZA in Bonn, Research fellow at Igier, Milan, and Consultant on Labour Issues for the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance. He has been a Consultant at the World Bank (1999; 2002) and the IMF (2000; 2001), and was an Economist at the IMF from 1996 to 1999. Stefano Scarpetta is the Labor Market Adviser at the World Bank, responsible for leading research, policy, and operational support activities in a variety of areas including the setting of a common framework for studying labor market systems, the impact of labor and product market regulations on economic performance and the effectiveness of labor market policies. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was in charge of the OECD Growth project, and prior to this of the OECD Jobs Strategy project.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Spread of ICT and Productivity Growth: Is Europe Really Lagging Behind in the New Economy? Edited by Stefano Scarpetta; Team members: Eric Bartelsman, Andrea Bassanini, John Haltiwanger, Ron Jarmin, Stefano Scarpetta, and Thorsten Schank
Introduction and Overview
1. What is the Role of ICT in Shaping Recent Growth Patterns in the United States and Other OECD Countries? - Some Aggregate Evidence
2. Scraping the Surface: what Lies behind Aggregate Growth Patterns? Industry- and Firm-Level Evidence
3. Productivity, Investment in ICT, Human Capital and Changes in the Organisation of Work: Micro Evidence from Germany and the U.S.
4. ICT and Growth: the Role of Factor and Product Markets
5. Do Policy and Regulatory Settings Help to Explain Industry Differences in Productivity and Innovation Activities across OECD Countries?
Comments, Robert J. Gordon, Alan B. Krueger
Part II: Internet: the Elusive Quest for a Frictionless Economy Co-ordinated by Daniel Cohen; Team members: Bruno Amable, Philippe Askenazy, Andrea Goldstein, and David O'Connor
Introduction and Overview
6. Markets and Consumers
7. Firms And Suppliers (B... 2b Or Not 2b?)
8. Supply Chains, Market Access and the Internet: A View from the South
Comments, John Martin, Jan Svejnar
Conclusion Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Paul Geroski

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