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Information technology and U.S. productivity growth: evidence from a prototype industry production account

  • Dale Jorgenson
  • Mun Ho


  • Jon Samuels

This book analyzes growth at the total economy and industry level from an international perspective, providing unique cross-country comparisons. The authors focus on the EU-25 countries but also include the US, Japan and Korea. The chapters explore growth patterns from a long-run perspective, although greater attention is paid to the period of expansion from 1995–2007 and the post 2008 period of crisis. Each contribution builds on a common methodology based on a detailed database providing a high degree of disaggregation with respect to the industries and factors accounting for growth. The role played by ICT is expertly emphasized, in particular the different paths followed in the US and the EU.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Productivity Analysis.

Volume (Year): 36 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 159-175

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:36:y:2011:i:2:p:159-175
DOI: 10.1007/s11123-011-0229-z
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