Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168055
Authors: 
Briglauer, Wolfgang
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Empirical Industrial Organization IV G13-V3
Abstract: 
We evaluate the impact of a major European state aid programme for broadband deployment applied to rural areas in the German state of Bavaria in the years 2010 and 2011. We find that aided municipalities have—depending on quality— between 16.8 and 23.2 percentage points higher broadband coverage than non-aided municipalities. This increase in broadband coverage closes the digital divide but does not contribute to a further closing of the economic divide in the form of creating new jobs.
JEL: 
D62
D73
G38
H23
J23
K23
L52
L96
L98
R23
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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