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Learning-by-Doing, Hi-Tech Consumption and Productivity Resurgence

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  • Francesco Venturini

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This paper presents a growth model where the technological externality (learning-by-doing) generated by ICT is the key mechanism for development. If hi-tech assets are able to engender increasing returns, as being knowledge (or R&D) based or because creating network externalities, then the economy benefits from total spending on ICT goods, both for productive and consuming aims. Therefore, hi-tech consumption may emerge as a complementary source (with respect to investment) of growth in the industrialized countries as, here it is shown, for the U.S. productivity resurgence of the mid-Nineties

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  • Francesco Venturini, 2004. "Learning-by-Doing, Hi-Tech Consumption and Productivity Resurgence," Computing in Economics and Finance 2004 75, Society for Computational Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sce:scecf4:75
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    1. Francesco Venturini, 2005. "How Much Does IT Consumption Matter for Growth? Evidence from National Accounts," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 95(1), pages 57-110, January-F.

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    Keywords

    Information Technology; Consumption; Productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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