Haller, Stefanie A. and Lyons, Sean (2012): Broadband adoption and firm productivity: evidence from Irish manufacturing firms.
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We estimate the effects of adopting DSL broadband on firm productivity and productivity growth allowing for differing broadband speeds. We use a two-stage least squares estimator with geographical broadband availability as an instrument to address some potential endogeneity problems in a panel of Irish manufacturing firms. While more productive firms are on average more likely to be using DSL broadband, we find no statistically signicant effect of broadband adoption on firms' productivity (growth).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Broadband adoption and firm productivity: evidence from Irish manufacturing firms|
|Keywords:||broadband adoption, productivity, IV regression, industry|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L86 - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
|Depositing User:||Sean Lyons|
|Date Deposited:||14. Nov 2012 14:36|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 09:56|
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