Communication and Economic Growth.
Series/Report no.Cahier de recherche #9620
- [JEL:O40] Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - General
- [JEL:L96] Industrial Organization - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - Telecommunications
- [JEL:B10] Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - History of Economic Thought through 1927 - General
- [JEL:O40] Développement économique, changement technologique et croissance - Croissance économique et productivité agrégée - Généralités
- [JEL:L96] Organisation Industrielle - Études industrielles: équipement et transport - Télécommunications
- [JEL:B10] Méthodologie et histoire de la pensée économique - Histoire de la pensée économique jusqu'en 1925 - Généralités
Overs the past millennium, each of the three centuries of most rapid demographic growth in the West Coincided with the diffusion of a new communications technology. This paper examines the hypothesis of Harold Innis (1894-1952) that there is two-way feeback between such innovations and economic growth.
Dudley, L., «Communication and Economic Growth.», Cahier de recherche #9620, Département de sciences économiques, Université de Montréal, 1996, 29 pages.
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