Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145104
Authors: 
Bertschek, Irene
Briglauer, Wolfgang
Hüschelrath, Kai
Kauf, Benedikt
Niebel, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 16-056
Abstract: 
We provide a structured overview of the quantitative literature on the economic impacts of telecommunications networks and broadband internet. Differentiating between wireline and wireless technologies as well as broadband availability and broadband adoption, respectively, we review studies investigating the impacts on economic growth, employment and regional development as well as productivity and firm performance. Eventually, the survey does not only allow the identification of main research gaps but also provides useful information for policy makers on the significance and importance of communication networks for social welfare.
Subjects: 
Telecommunications
Broadband
Economic Growth
Employment
Regional Development
Productivity
JEL: 
D24
J23
J24
L96
O33
O47
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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