The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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ICT, Internet and Worker Productivity

  • Irene Bertschek
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This article provides a brief overview of the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) as a driver of productivity. In particular, it focuses on the diffusion of computers and the Internet at the workplace and discusses the relationship with wages, the task composition of occupations and labour productivity at the firm level.


Complementarities Computer use Econometric analysis Firm-level data Internet Labour productivity Organisational change Production function Social networks Task-based approach Wage equation 

JEL Classifications

D22 D24 J24 J31 O33 
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