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Information Technology and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis

Matti Pohjola ()

No wp-2000-173, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: This paper explores the impacts of information technology investment on economic growth in a cross-section of 39 countries in the period 1980-95 by applying an explicit model of economic growth, the augmented version of the neoclassical (Solow) growth model. The results based on the full sample of 39 countries indicate that physical capital is a key factor in economic growth in both developed and developing countries. Its influence is even bigger than what is implied by the income share of capital in national income accounts.

Keywords: Capital; Economic development; Human capital; Information technology; Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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