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dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Dianeen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-08T06:31:43Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T06:31:43Z
dc.identifier.issn0013-0427
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279827
dc.description.abstractPart of the debate about the ‘productivity puzzle’ concerns potential mismeasurement of GDP due to digital activities. This paper discusses some measurement issues arising from digitally-enabled substitutions in activity across the conventional production boundary. Production boundary issues are not new, as conventionally defined GDP statistics account for the monetary cost but not the time cost of consumption and production. This means changes in the way time is allocated between market and home production affect measured growth and productivity. Just as technological innovation in domestic appliances led to a substitution from home production into market consumption in the second half of the 20th century, today’s digital innovations are driving some reverse substitution out of the market into home production. Statistical agencies do not currently collect the data needed to measure the scale of the switch, but the available evidence suggests it may be enough to make a contribution to understanding the puzzling behaviour of measured productivity
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomics Statistics Centre of Excellence
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.subjectdigitalen
dc.subjectproduction boundaryen
dc.subjectproductivityen
dc.titleDo-it-yourself digital: the production boundary, the productivity puzzle and economic welfareen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameEconomicaen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27197
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-29en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/ecca.12289en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-29en
dc.contributor.orcidCoyle, Diane [0000-0001-7243-1641]
dc.identifier.eissn1468-0335
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2018-08-19en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-08-19


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