Bruce P. Mehlman
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Kevin Stiroh showed that industries with higher capital stock in telecommunications and computing equipment experienced higher productivity gains. (p. 44)
For the period 1989 to 2001, IT-intensive industries experienced a 3.0% increase in productivity, while less IT-intensive industries had productivity growth of only 0.4%. During the recent economic recession, IT-intensive industries experienced a 3.1% improvement in productivity, while less IT-intensive industries had a decline in productivity of –0.3%.