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Broadband and local growth

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  • Kolko, Jed

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I find a positive relationship between broadband expansion and local economic growth. This relationship is stronger in industries that rely more on information technology and in areas with lower population densities. Instrumenting for broadband expansion with slope of terrain leans in the direction of a causal relationship, though not definitively.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Urban Economics.

Volume (Year): 71 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 100-113

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Handle: RePEc:eee:juecon:v:71:y:2012:i:1:p:100-113

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Keywords: Internet; Broadband; Local economic development; Employment growth;

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