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ICT and Economic Growth in Spain 1985-2002

By Matilde Mas and Javier Quesada


Using new sectoral data on investment and capital services we carry out a growth accounting exercise on Spain 1985-2002. We compute the contribution to output and labour productivity growth of employment, non-ICT and ICT capital, labour qualification and Total Factor Productivity. Results are given for 29 different branches; individually and grouped into four clusters according to their ICT use intensity. Three ICT assets (hardware, communications and software) are considered. We find that although the ICT intensive group appears to be the most dynamic cluster, most of the impact on productivity is still to come. There is some evidence of a reversal of the productivity slow down of the nineties starting in the year 2000.

Topics: O47 - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence, O52 - Europe
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1787/527376367825
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