We estimate the effect of broadband infrastructure, which enables high-speed internet, on economic growth in the panel of OECD countries in 1996-2007. Our instrumental variable model derives its non-linear first stage from a logistic diffusion model where pre-existing voice telephony and cable TV ne...

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Volume: 121
Main Author: Nina Czernich
Oliver Falck
Tobias Kretschmer
Ludger Woessmann
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing 01.05.2011
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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published in: The Economic journal (London) Vol. 121; no. 552; pp. 505 - 532
Data of publication: 20110501
ISSN: 0013-0133
EISSN: 1468-0297
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: Corresponding author: Nina Czernich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Poschingerstr. 5, 81679 Munich, Germany. Email
The research underlying this article has been partially supported by Deutsche Telekom AG. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Deutsche Telekom AG. Comments by the editor Steve Machin, two anonymous referees, Matthias Doepke, Michal Grajek, Mario Larch, Monika Piazzesi, Martin Schneider, Michèle Tertilt, seminar participants at Bruegel, Brussels, participants at the Royal Economic Society Conference in Surrey, the Econometric Society World Congress in Shanghai, the European Economic Society Congress in Glasgow and the German Economic Association Congress in Kiel are gratefully acknowledged. Pia Unte provided capable research assistance.
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