Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Countries

Greenstein, Shane and Ryan McDevitt. "Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Countries." OECD Digital Economy Papers No. 197, OECD Publishing, April 19, 2012.

From the abstract: "This paper provides estimates of the economic value created by broadband Internet using measures of new gross domestic product and consumer surplus. The study finds that the economic value created in 30 OECD countries correlates roughly with the overall size of their broadband economies. In addition, price and quality data from the United States suggest that widespread adoption of broadband Internet has occurred without a dramatic decline in prices, which reflects an unobserved increase in broadband quality that conventional government statistics do not capture." Read more