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Title:The economic impact of telecommunications diffusion on UK productivity growth PDF Logo
Authors:Correa, Lisa
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:Working Paper, Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London 492
Abstract:This paper investigates the relationship between telecommunications infrastructure competition, investment and productivity. Using econometric modelling and input-output economics, the analysis examines and measures the extent to which telecommunications has contributed to national and sectoral productivity performance. The main findings from this paper suggests that most industries have benefited from the incorporation of advances of telecommunications technology, which might have, amongst other things, emanated from encouraging infrastructure investment, in their production processes. Thus the analysis demonstrates that U.K. government policies on telecommunications and its investment incentives may have wide-reaching consequences for not only the telecommunications industry but also the economy as a whole.
Subjects:Productivity, Input-output analysis, Technical change, Telecommunications
JEL:D24
D57
L96
O30
O40
O47
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series, School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London

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