The UK's Digital Road to Recovery

24 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2009

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Jonathan Liebenau

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Management

Robert D. Atkinson

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Patrik Kärrberg

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Daniel Castro

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Stephen J. Ezell

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Date Written: April 29, 2009

Abstract

In this report, researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) assess the employment impact in the United Kingdom of investments in three ICT infrastructures: broadband networks, intelligent transportation systems, and the smart power grid, that: (1) contribute to significant immediate direct and indirect job growth in the UK economy; (2) create a “network effect” throughout the economy that creates additional jobs; and (3) provide a foundation for longer term benefits, including government cost savings, economy-wide productivity, and improved quality of life for all.

Keywords: ICT, smart grid, intelligent transportation system, ITS, broadband, UK, United Kingdom, jobs, economy

JEL Classification: A1,O3, O33, O38

Suggested Citation

Liebenau, Jonathan and Atkinson, Robert D. and Kärrberg, Patrik and Castro, Daniel and Ezell, Stephen J., The UK's Digital Road to Recovery (April 29, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1396687 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1396687

Jonathan Liebenau

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Management ( email )

United Kingdom

Robert D. Atkinson (Contact Author)

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( email )

1101 K Street N.W.
Suite 610
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United States

Patrik Kärrberg

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Daniel Castro

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( email )

1101 K Street NW
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Stephen J. Ezell

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( email )

1101 K Street N.W.
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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