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Broadband and local growth

Jed Kolko

Journal of Urban Economics, 2012, vol. 71, issue 1, 100-113

Abstract: I find a positive relationship between broadband expansion and local economic growth. This relationship is stronger in industries that rely more on information technology and in areas with lower population densities. Instrumenting for broadband expansion with slope of terrain leans in the direction of a causal relationship, though not definitively.

Keywords: Internet; Broadband; Local economic development; Employment growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L9 O3 R3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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