Information Technology and Its Impact on Economic Growth and Productivity In Korea
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of IT on economic growth and productivity in Korea during the 1971-2000 periods. The growth contributions from standard input factors, IT capital inputs, and the business cycle effect are calculated on the basis of the growth accounting framework. The study also examines the source of productivity growth, using the extended growth model and drawing attention to the role that IT and knowledge capital may have played. The results show that IT capital contributed 16.3 percent to the output growth and has a strong positive effect on the growth of labor productivity in the long run. 
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Volume (Year): 17 (2003)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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