Productivity, Inequality, and the Digital Economy
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Productivity, Inequality, and the Digital Economy

A Transatlantic Perspective

Edited by Nathalie Greenan, Yannick L'Horty and Jacques Mairesse

Essays on the computer and the economy, particularly in relation to employment rates and to wage inequality.

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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.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262072335 316 pp. | 9.1875 in x 6 in 11 illus.

Paperback

$20.00 X | £14.99 ISBN: 9780262534000 316 pp. | 9.1875 in x 6 in 11 illus.

Editors

Nathalie Greenan

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

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

Jacques Mairesse

Jacques Mairesse is Inspecteur-Général at the Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economique and a senior researcher at the Centre de la Recherche en Economie et Statistique.