Making the Most of the Information Age: Productivity and Structural Reform in the New Economy
Beginning as a barely perceptible ripple 10 to 15 years ago, information and communication technology (ICT) are now driving a broad wave of productivity gains. Using new, internationally comparative evidence, this study examines the patterns of ICT diffusion across advanced industrial economies--patterns which help to explain the U.S. lead in productivity over the vast majority of OECD countries in the past half-decade.
- How does ICT Affect Growth?
- ICT and International Labor Productivity
- Structural Reforms Unlock the New Economy
- To Improve Market Performance ICT Needs a New Institutional Framework
- key findings
- executive summary
- more than 10 tables and charts