The Economic Impact of Telecommunications Diffusion on UK Productivity Growth

U of London Queen Mary Economics Working Paper No. 492

41 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2003

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Lisa Correa

University of London - School of Economics and Finance

Date Written: June 2003

Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between telecommunications infrastructure competition, investment and productivity. Using econometric modelling and input-output economics, the analysis examines and measures the extent to which telecommunications has contributed to national and sectoral productivity performance. The main findings from this paper suggests that most industries have benefited from the incorporation of advances of telecommunications technology, which might have, amongst other things, emanated from encouraging infrastructure investment, in their production processes. Thus the analysis demonstrates that U.K. government policies on telecommunications and its investment incentives may have wide-reaching consequences for not only the telecommunications industry but also the economy as a whole.

JEL Classification: D24, D57, L96, O30, O40, O47

Suggested Citation

Correa, Lisa, The Economic Impact of Telecommunications Diffusion on UK Productivity Growth (June 2003). U of London Queen Mary Economics Working Paper No. 492. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=418921 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.418921

Lisa Correa (Contact Author)

University of London - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
United Kingdom

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