The Internet as a Force of Inequality: Employment Impacts

Posted: 2 Apr 2015

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Eli M. Noam

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; Columbia Business School - Institute for Tele Information

Date Written: March 31, 2015

Abstract

The Internet is generally held to be a force for job growth. However, this view is empirically incorrect in the short term. The paper will show negative impacts, with the Internet a force of inequality. This leads to an analysis of how to deal with the losers in the information economy, and how to structure support mechanisms without reducing innovation.

Keywords: labor markets; internet; post-industrial economy

JEL Classification: D31, D43, J44, J60, L50, N30, O30, P17

Suggested Citation

Noam, Eli M., The Internet as a Force of Inequality: Employment Impacts (March 31, 2015). Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 15-43, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2588302

Eli M. Noam (Contact Author)

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Columbia Business School - Institute for Tele Information ( email )

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