The Economics of Cloud Computing
Federico Etro ()
The IUP Journal of Managerial Economics, 2011, vol. IX, issue 2, 7-22
The paper examines the economic impact of the diffusion of a new technology as cloud computing. This will allow firms to rent computing power and storage from service providers and to pay on demand, with a profound impact on the cost structure of all the industries, turning some of the fixed costs into marginal costs of production. Such a change will have a substantial impact on the incentives to create new business, and through this, on investments and macroeconomic growth, job creation in all industries and job reallocation in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, and public finance accounts, through the direct impact on the public sector spending and the indirect one on the tax revenues. The paper investigates the consequences of the diffusion of cloud computing on market structures and competition, and tries to disentangle the above-mentioned aspects with a particular focus on a simulation run for the European economy.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (19) Track citations by RSS feed
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:icf:icfjme:v:09:y:2011:i:2:p:7-22
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in The IUP Journal of Managerial Economics from IUP Publications
Bibliographic data for series maintained by G R K Murty ().