Internet, Economic Growth and Globalization

Perspectives on the New Economy in Europe, Japan and the USA

  • Claude E. Barfield
  • Günter Heiduk
  • Paul J. J. Welfens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Claude E. Barfield, Günter Heiduk, Paul J. J. Welfens
    Pages 1-7
  3. Paul J. J. Welfens, Andre Jungmittag
    Pages 9-65
  4. Yukio Noguchi
    Pages 67-83
  5. Caroline L. Freund, Diana Weinhold
    Pages 85-103
  6. Thomas Gries
    Pages 105-107
  7. Marieke de Mooij
    Pages 109-130
  8. Christiane Jäcker
    Pages 131-134
  9. Friedhelm Dommermuth, Christoph Mertens
    Pages 235-248
  10. Claude E. Barfield
    Pages 289-304
  11. Harald Sander
    Pages 305-310
  12. William H. Dutton
    Pages 311-322
  13. Guenter Heiduk
    Pages 323-325
  14. Elena Arnal, Wooseok Ok, Raymond Torres
    Pages 327-376
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 381-391

About this book


 The dynamics of the digital economy in the US, Europe and Japan are rather different. Some EU countries come close to the USA as the leading OECD country in the new economy, but Japan faces particular problems in catching-up digitally. Information and communication technology will affect productivity growth, production, the financial system and trade. Setting adequate rules for the digital economy - at the national and international level - is a key challenge for industrialized countries. Moreover, cultural and organizational challenges will also have to be met.


Digital Economy EU Economic Growth Electronic Commerce Globalization International Trade Internet USA growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude E. Barfield
    • 1
  • Günter Heiduk
    • 2
  • Paul J. J. Welfens
    • 3
  1. 1.The American Enterprise InstituteUSA
  2. 2.Institute for International and Regional Economic RelationsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  3. 3.University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05552-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24761-6
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