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

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Overview

Understanding the new forces of agglomeration and the forces of dispersion in the new Internet economy is one of the major themes of this book. Drawing on a wide range of data, it assembles the work of two teams of leading economists in the ICT field. Part 1 focuses on the role that the ICT revolution played in advanced countries to grow output and productivity at macro, industry, and firm levels. Part 2 assesses 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: 3/28/2004
  • 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

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Maps
List of Boxes
List of Abbreviations
Contributors
Introduction
Pt. I The Spread of ICT and Productivity Growth: Is Europe Really Lagging Behind in the New Economy? 1
1 The Role of ICT in Shaping Growth Patterns in the United States and Other OECD Countries? - Some Aggregate Evidence 11
2 Scraping the Surface: What Lies Behind Aggregate Growth Patterns? Industry- and Firm-level Evidence 30
3 Productivity, Investment in ICT, Human Capital, and Changes in the Organization of Work: Micro Evidence from Germany and the United States 50
4 ICT and Growth: The Role of Factor and Product Markets 69
5 Do Policy and Regulatory Settings Help to Explain Industry Differences in Productivity and Innovation Activities Across OECD Countries? 83
Appendix 113
Comment: Robert J. Gordon 125
Comment: Alan B. Krueger 129
References 133
Pt. II Internet: The Elusive Quest of a Frictionless Economy 141
6 Markets and Consumers 149
7 Firms and Suppliers (B ... 2B or not 2B?) 163
8 Supply Chains, Market Access, and the Internet: A View from the South 181
Appendix 1 226
Appendix 2 227
Appendix 3 230
Comment: John Martin 232
Comment: Jan Svejnar 237
References 240
Final Remark: Gosta Esping-Andersen 247
Final Remark: Paul Geroski 250
Index 259
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