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Déficit tecnológico y crecimiento económico en España
[Technological deficit and economic growth in Spain]

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  • Mas, Matilde
  • Quesada, Javier

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This article explores the Spanish relative position in terms of exposure to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its impact on economic growth over the last decade. It shows a wide set of indicators reflecting a technological gap of the country. This lag is more intensive in its less developed regions. The accessibility to data on capital stock by asset type allowed us to do carry out a Growth Accounting exercise. As a result, we find that since 1995, the steady fall in labor productivity is explained by an insufficient investment on non-ICT capital as well as by a negative contribution from Total Factor Productivity (TFP). The positive news is the finding of a slight recovery since 2000 brought about by a higher rate of ICT and non-ICT capital accumulation and by a less negative contribution from TFP. The article concludes that the most positive effects of ICT are still to come.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15836.

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Date of creation: 2005
Date of revision: 2005
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15836

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Keywords: ICT; Growth; Productivity;

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  1. Jorgenson, Dale W. & Motohashi, Kazuyuki, 2005. "Information technology and the Japanese economy," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 460-481, December.
  2. Quesada Ibáñez Javier & Mas Ivars Matilde, 2006. "The Role of ICT in the Spanish Productivity Slowdown," Working Papers 201035, Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation.
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