Information Technology and the European Productivity Revival

Tongxin Yan

Abstract


We analyze the data of 8 European countries using regression and compare the result of our model to Stiroh’s. We find mainly four results as follows. First, different from the result in Stiroh (2002), we found only slightly more than half of the industries’ labor productivity increased around 1993. Second, to some extent, similar to the result in Stiroh (2002), we found it is true that the increase in labor productivity growth was related to ICT in the sense that the most significant increase in labor productivity growth is related to ICT-intensive industries, especially IT producing and FIRE industries. Fourth, the Chow test and chart analysis show that 1993 is not a breakpoint with significant level of 5%.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/mas.v4n11p143

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