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Testing the impact of ICT in developed countries during 1980-1995: distributional analysis in Solow’s growth accounting framework


  • Zelenyuk, Valentin


In this paper we study the impact of ICT capital in developed countries during 1980-1995. We use Solow’s growth accounting methodology synthesized with statistical testing about equality of distributions and multimodality of distributions. We test for significance of a contribution from each source of Solow’s decomposition, including contribution of ICT capital, as well as test whether any of the contributions are responsible for a multi-club convergence phenomenon and find interesting results.

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  • Zelenyuk, Valentin, 2005. "Testing the impact of ICT in developed countries during 1980-1995: distributional analysis in Solow’s growth accounting framework," MPRA Paper 28029, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Dec 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:28029

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    Growth Accounting; Density estimation; ICT;

    JEL classification:

    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe


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