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What's New About the New Economy? IT, Economic Growth and Productivity

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  • Barry P. Bosworth
  • Jack E. Triplett

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Has the economy fundamentally changed in the 1990s because of the introduction of information technology or is the impact of IT not so much "new" as larger than before? In this article, Barry Bosworth and Jack Triplett of the Brooking Institution examine this issue with a detailed analysis of productivity developments in the U.S. economy in the 1990s. Their main message is that the although IT is the driving force behind the recent acceleration of labour productivity growth, its impact can indeed still be understood within the standard growth accounting framework. Like Stiroh, they argue that there is little reason to believe productivity gains arising from IT will end in the near future.

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Article provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its journal International Productivity Monitor.

Volume (Year): 2 (2001)
Issue (Month): (Spring)
Pages: 19-30

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Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:2:y:2001:3

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Keywords: ICT; IT; Information Technology; Innovation; United States; Productivity; Acceleration; Growth Accounting; New Economy; Sources of Growth; Comparisons; OECD; Multi-Factor Productivity; Labor Productivity;

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  1. Dale W. Jorgenson & Kevin J. Stiroh, 2000. "Raising the Speed Limit: US Economic Growth in the Information Age," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 261, OECD Publishing.
  2. Gordon, Robert J, 2000. "Does the 'New Economy' Measure up to the Great Inventions of the Past?," CEPR Discussion Papers 2607, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Francesco Daveri, . "Is growth an information technology story in Europe too?," Working Papers 168, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University.
  4. Erik Brynjolfsson & Lorin M. Hitt, 2000. "Beyond Computation: Information Technology, Organizational Transformation and Business Performance," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 14(4), pages 23-48, Fall.
  5. Stefano Scarpetta & Andrea Bassanini & Dirk Pilat & Paul Schreyer, 2000. "Economic Growth in the OECD Area: Recent Trends at the Aggregate and Sectoral Level," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 248, OECD Publishing.
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Cited by:
  1. Andrew Sharpe, 2006. "Lessons for Canada from International Productivity Experience," CSLS Research Reports 2006-02, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  2. Gilbert Cette & Jacques Mairesse & Yusuf Kocoglu, 2002. "The Diffusion of ICTs and Growth of the French Economy over the Long-term, 1980-2000," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 4, pages 27-38, Spring.

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