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Title Productivity, inequality, and the digital economy : a transatlantic perspective / edited by Nathalie Greenan, Yannick L'Horty, and Jacques Mairesse
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (x, 305 pages) : illustrations
Summary Essays on the computer and the economy, particularly in relation to employment rates and to wage inequality. The widespread diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICT) has had controversial, seemingly paradoxical consequences. ICT are viewed as driving growth and employment in the United States, while contributing to European unemployment and the so-called Eurosclerosis. At the same time, both the United States and Europe have seen increased wage inequalities between skilled and unskilled workers. This book explores the computer's puzzling effects on the economy, at both the micro and macro levels. The contributions include data from field work, small samples of firms, and national surveys of management practice; econometric studies; and macroeconomic theoretical analysis
Analysis ECONOMICS/General
Notes Revised contributions and discussions from a two-day international conference on "Information and Communications Technologies, Employment, and Earnings," organized by the editors, held in Nice in June 1998, and sponsored by the Conseil de l'Emploi, des Revenus et de la Cohésion Sociale (CERC), and by the 10th CREST-NBER Franco-American economic seminar
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Solow, Robert M. -- Congresses
Solow, Robert M. fast (OCoLC)fst00003994
Subject Industrial productivity -- Europe -- Congresses
Industrial productivity -- United States -- Congresses
Labor productivity -- Europe -- Congresses
Labor productivity -- United States -- Congresses
Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Europe -- Congresses
Information technology -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses
Employees -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Europe -- Congresses
Employees -- Effect of technological innovations on -- United States -- Congresses
Income distribution -- Europe -- Congresses
Income distribution -- United States -- Congresses
Unemployment -- Europe -- Congresses
Unemployment -- United States -- Congresses
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Technology.
Employees -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Income distribution.
Industrial productivity.
Information technology -- Economic aspects.
Labor productivity.
United States.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Greenan, Nathalie
L'Horty, Yannick
Mairesse, Jacques
ISBN 9780262274272