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May 27, 2019

Clocking-in and digital disruption

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are developing and permeating our society for the purpose of helping us to achieve our goals more effectively and ease the way toward the challenges in store.

September 6, 2017

The importance of ICT in society’s needs: An empirical approach through Maslow’s lens

The aim of the Watch is to point out the importance of ICT in developing and emerging countries from a demand-side perspective. We find that having a cell phone and internet access are gaining importance among individuals’ basic needs. Younger people consider ICT-related needs more basic than older people do.

June 13, 2017

The use of ICT in European households: a comparative study

The use of ICT at home has spread extensively throughout Europe, albeit with differing intensity in each country. Based on Eurostat data, this observatory outlines the importance of computer use, of the internet and its ends during the recent recession, comparing European countries.

December 5, 2016

El papel de la industria financiera en la digitalización de la empresa

La nueva economía, fuertemente basada en las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC), está avanzando exponencialmente en los últimos años.

November 14, 2016

Digital Divide and Economic Development: Are they related?

Information and communication technologies (ITC) are a major growth driver for the global economy, as the interaction between agents is increasingly based on these instruments, especially Internet.

July 6, 2016

Digital divide and development

The so-called digital economy, understood as that economy based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), has developed out of the incorporation into society of the Internet phenomenon. The incorporation of new and improved tools in communication and information has affected the behaviour of all economic agents.

December 28, 2015

Heterogeneity and dissemination of the digital economy: the case of Spain

The study of the process of this phenomenon can be conducted on either the supply or the demand side. On the supply side, innovation is one of the main pillars underpinning economic growth in countries (Schumpeter,1910; Romer, 1995). On the demand side, there is an abundance of literature, that develops the theories of tech…

July 7, 2015

Digital Economy Outlook. June 2015

In this issue we focus on: The digital transformation of banking; The Indian digital ID programme; Final compromise text of the PSD2; The Payment Systems Regulator; and ICT’s contribution to economic growth.