Understanding the Digital Economy
Data, Tools, and Research
The rapid growth of electronic commerce, along with changes in information, computing, and communications, is having a profound effect on the United States economy. President Clinton recently directed the National Economic Council, in consultation with executive branch agencies, to analyze the economic implications of the Internet and electronic commerce domestically and internationally, and to consider new types of data collection and research that could be undertaken by public and private organizations. This book contains work presented at a conference held by executive branch agencies in May 1999 at the Department of Commerce. The goals of the conference were to assess current research on the digital economy, to engage the private sector in developing the research that informs investment and policy decisions, and to promote better understanding of the growth and socioeconomic implications of information technology and electronic commerce. Aspects of the digital economy addressed include macroeconomic assessment, organizational change, small business, access, market structure and competition, and employment and the workforce.
HardcoverOut of Print ISBN: 9780262024747 372 pp. | 6 in x 9 in
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This comprehensive and penetrating collection frames and answers many of the most important questions of economics raised by cyberspace andits regulation. This book is a critical resource to anyone wanting to understand the economics of online behavior and online life.
Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School