The Economic Impact of Telecommunications Diffusion on UK Productivity Growth
AbstractThis paper investigates the relationship between telecommunications infrastructure competition, investment and productivity. Using econometric modelling and input-output economics, the analysis examines and measures the extent to which telecommunications has contributed to national and sectoral productivity performance. The main findings from this paper suggests that most industries have benefited from the incorporation of advances of telecommunications technology, which might have, amongst other things, emanated from encouraging infrastructure investment, in their production processes. Thus the analysis demonstrates that U.K. government policies on telecommunications and its investment incentives may have wide-reaching consequences for not only the telecommunications industry but also the economy as a whole.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 492.
Date of creation: Jun 2003
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Productivity; Input-output analysis; Technical change; Telecommunications;
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- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- D57 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Input-Output Tables and Analysis
- L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
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- NEP-ALL-2003-06-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2003-06-04 (Development)
- NEP-EFF-2003-07-29 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-INO-2003-06-04 (Innovation)
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- Tayebeh Farahani, 2010. "The Impact of Diffusion of Information Communications Technology (ICT) on Iran Sectoral Productivity Growth," Iranian Economic Review, Economics faculty of Tehran university, vol. 15(1), pages 117-129, winter.
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