nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2012‒09‒03
two papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. The Impact of Internet in OECD Countries By Piotr Stryszowski
  2. The Internet, News Consumption, and Political Attitudes By Liang, Che-Yuan; Nordin, Mattias

  1. By: Piotr Stryszowski
    Abstract: This paper informs policymakers about ways the Internet impacts the economies, and about the levels and areas of impact. It is designed to structure and to assess the economic impacts areas of the Internet at the individual- firm-, and government-levels, as well as at the aggregate, macroeconomic level.
    Date: 2012–06–05
  2. By: Liang, Che-Yuan (Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies); Nordin, Mattias (Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies)
    Abstract: We investigate the effects of the rise of the Internet as an additional mass medium on news consumption patterns and political attitudes. We use Swedish survey data from 2002 to 2007, the period during which online news media emerged. We find that broadband access is associated with online media consumption which, to some extent, crowds out offline consumption. Furthermore, these altered news consumption patterns have no or small effects on political attitudes.
    Keywords: news; the Internet; political attitudes
    JEL: D72 D83
    Date: 2012–07–17

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