Information and Communication Technologies and Productivity Growth: A Survey of the Literature

Citation:

Kretschmer, T. (2012). Information and Communication Technologies and Productivity Growth: A Survey of the Literature. OECD Digital Economy Papers No. 195. Paris: OECD Publishing. Retrieved April 17, 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5k9bh3jllgs7-en

Work data:

Type of work: Working Paper

Categories:

e-Readiness | Economics | ICT & Information Society | ICT Infrastructure

Tags:

general purpose technologies, gpt

Abstract:

The wealth of nations and their economic fortunes are ultimately driven by productivity. More productive workers earn higher wages and experience higher living standards than past generations. Hence, studying the driving forces behind productivity growth is an important question for researchers and policymakers alike. This paper presents a review of existing studies on dynamic, macroeconomic effects of ICT on productivity and growth.