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New technologies and economic growth: a regional approach. The case of Andalucia

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  • Jesús Rodríguez López

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • Diego Martínez López

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    (Centro de Estudios Andaluces y Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

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This paper studies the contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to economic growth and labor productivity growth in Andalucía (Spain) over 1995-2004. We find that the contribution of ICT assets to total market GVA growth is quantitatively modest. However the contribution to GVA growth and employment growth within the intensive ICT sectors has experienced a considerable increase during the period. Although our analysis detects that intensive ICT sectors exhibit a high productivity level with respect to that of the non intensive ones, our main conclusion is that the advantages that might emerge from the use of ICT are nor yet observable in the economic dynamics of Andalucía, at least in a similar manner to that of the most developed.

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Paper provided by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 06.27.

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Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies; productivity; regional growth.;

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