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The Impact of ICT on Productivity: Evidence from Turkish Manufacturing Industry

Yilmaz Kilicaslan (), Aliye Kayış, Robin Sickles and Yeşim Üçdoğruk
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Aliye Kayış: Department of Econometrics, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
Yeşim Üçdoğruk: Department of Economics, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

No 295, EY International Congress on Economics I (EYC2013), October 24-25, 2013, Ankara, Turkey from Ekonomik Yaklasim Association

Abstract: This paper aims to explore the impact of ICT on output and/or productivity growth in Turkish manufacturing. The analysis is based on the firm level data obtain from Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) and covers the period from 2003 to 2010. Two different methodologies are used in exploring the impact of ICT on output growth or productivity. The first method is what is called “growth accounting”. This methodology decomposes output/productivity growth into its sources and shows how much of the growth is due to production factor changes or TFP. The second approach to TFP calculation and ICT impact analysis will be an econometric approach. Econometric modeling will be based both on static and dynamic panel data analysis, i.e. Generalized Methods of Moments (GMM). Our preliminary findings show that the impact of ICT capital is twice larger than that of conventional capital.

Keywords: Productivity; TFP; ICT; manufacturing industry; Turkey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 L60 O14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 2 pages
Date: 2013
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