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Hardcover | $45.00 Short | £30.95 | ISBN: 9780262072335 | 282 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 11 illus.| August 2002
 

Productivity, Inequality, and the Digital Economy

A Transatlantic Perspective

Overview

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.

About the Editors

Nathalie Greenan is a researcher in economics at the Centre d’Etudes de l’Emploi and an associate researcher at the Centre National de Recherches Scientifique.

Yannick L’Horty is Professor of Economics at the University of Evry.