IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

The Contribution of Information and Communication Technology to Output Growth: A Study of the G7 Countries

Listed author(s):
  • Paul Schreyer
Registered author(s):

    This paper deals with the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to economic growth and to labour and multi-factor productivity. It uses a well-established growth accounting framework to assess the role of ICTs as capital inputs and the contribution of these capital inputs to output growth. The paper provides an international perspective by presenting results for the G7 countries. For this purpose, data on ICT investment expenditure were compiled from several sources, to construct measures of ICT capital stocks and capital services. Special care was taken to account for the methodological differences in price deflators for computers as they exist across OECD countries. For all seven countries, the report finds that ICT capital goods have been important contributors to economic growth, although the role of ICT has been most accentuated in the United States. An important limitation of the study lies in the timeliness of internationally comparable data. ... Cette étude examine la contribution des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) à la croissance économique, ainsi qu’à la productivité du travail et à la productivité totale des facteurs. Elle s’appuie sur un cadre éprouvé d’analyse causale de la croissance pour évaluer le rôle des TIC en tant qu’apports de capital et la contribution de ces apports à la croissance de la production. L’étude propose un tour d’horizon international en présentant les résultats des pays du G7. A cette fin, des données sur les dépenses d’équipement en TIC ont été recueillies auprès de plusieurs sources et classées de façon à obtenir des mesures du stock de capital sous forme de TIC et des services tirés de ce capital. Les différences méthodologiques entre les pays de l’OCDE en ce qui concerne les coefficients d’ajustement des prix des ordinateurs ont été soigneusement prises en compte. Il apparaît que les biens d’équipement des TIC ont joué un rôle important dans la croissance ...

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers with number 2000/2.

    in new window

    Date of creation: 22 Mar 2000
    Handle: RePEc:oec:stiaaa:2000/2-en
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16

    Phone: 33-(0)-1-45 24 82 00
    Fax: 33-(0)-1-45 24 85 00
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oec:stiaaa:2000/2-en. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ()

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.