Thoughts about international trade and other topics that occupy my daylight hours.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Quantifying the Contribution of IT to Productivity
We hear a lot in economics about the role of information technology in increasing the productivity of firms. I stumbled across this paper today in which the authors make an interesting attempt at quantifying that effect. The bottom line: the effect of IT on productivity is real and significant, most notably over time and in combination with other organizational investments.