The Effects on GDP Growth of ICT: The Case of France Over a Long Period (1980-2000) (In French)

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Gilbert Cette

Banque de France

Jacques Mairesse

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); Maastricht University - United Nations and Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Yusuf Kocoglu

University of Toulon-Var

Date Written: December 2001

Abstract

The contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to GDP growth and labour productivity growth in France is estimated to lie between 0.2 % and 0.3 % per year over the entire 1980-2000 period. According to our estimates, it increased sharply in the second half of the 1990s, in sync with the rise in the contribution of total factor productivity (TFP). The contribution of ICT was twice as strong in the service sector than in industry. Total factor productivity was much higher in the ICT-producing sectors than in those using it. Our estimates show that, in qualitative terms, productivity gains in Europe are close to those in the US, where the quantitative contribution appears nevertheless much stronger.

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Suggested Citation

Cette, Gilbert and Mairesse, Jacques and Kocoglu, Yusuf, The Effects on GDP Growth of ICT: The Case of France Over a Long Period (1980-2000) (In French) (December 2001). Banque de France Working Paper No. 87. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1730185 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1730185

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Jacques Mairesse

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