Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/84188
Authors: 
Fabritz, Nadine
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 166
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the impact of broadband availability on economic activity as measured by local employment rates. Using panel data on broadband coverage in 8,460 West German municipalities for the period from 2005 to 2009, we find, in fixed effectsregressions, an overall positive, but economically rather limited, relationship between local employment and local broadband infrastructure. The effect is larger in rural municipalitiesand is likely to stem from the service sector.
Subjects: 
Broadband
local economic development
local employment
JEL: 
L96
O10
O20
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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