Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81223
Authors: 
Edquist, Harald
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 714
Abstract: 
This paper investigates labor productivity growth and the contribution to labor productivity growth in Swedish manufacturing during electrification and the ICT revolution. The paper distinguishes between technology-producing, intensive and less intensive technology-using industries during these technological breakthroughs. The results show that labor productivity growth and the overall contribution to labor productivity growth was considerably higher in technology-producing industries following the ICT revolution. Moreover, the results presented here show no evidence that industries that were early adopters of electric motors and ICT, on average would have contributed more to productivity growth in Swedish manufacturing.
Subjects: 
Electrification
ICT Revolution
Productivity Growth
Technological Change
JEL: 
N64
O33
O47
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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