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The Impact of High-Tech Capital on Productivity: Evidence from Australia

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  • Ellis Connolly
  • Kevin J. Fox

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This article examines the relationship between high-tech capital use and productivity. Using Australian data, some evidence is found of a positive relationship between high-tech capital use and productivity in the market sector, but there is much less evidence of excess returns. These results are robust to the use of a variety of different measures of high-tech capital. At the industry level however, the relationship is significant and positive for only some industries. This suggests that the benefits of investment in high-tech capital are not spread evenly across the economy. (JEL O3) Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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  • Ellis Connolly & Kevin J. Fox, 2006. "The Impact of High-Tech Capital on Productivity: Evidence from Australia," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 44(1), pages 50-68, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:44:y:2006:i:1:p:50-68
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    Cited by:

    1. Amani Elnasri & Kevin J. Fox, 2014. "The Contribution of Research and Innovation to Productivity and Economic Growth," Discussion Papers 2014-08, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales.
    2. Ellis Connolly & Linus Gustafsson, 2013. "Australian Productivity Growth: Trends and Determinants," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 46(4), pages 473-482, December.
    3. Shahiduzzaman, Md. & Alam, Khorshed, 2014. "The long-run impact of Information and Communication Technology on economic output: The case of Australia," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(7), pages 623-633.
    4. Richard Dion & Robert Fay, 2008. "Understanding Productivity: A Review of Recent Technical Research," Discussion Papers 08-3, Bank of Canada.
    5. repec:taf:ecsysr:v:29:y:2017:i:3:p:385-417 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. repec:kap:jproda:v:47:y:2017:i:3:d:10.1007_s11123-017-0503-9 is not listed on IDEAS

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    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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