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A Conduit Approach

What Size the 'New' Economy?

Efforts need to be made to scientifically assess the size, coverage and growth of the 'new', or information technology, economy in India. Econometric models have so far ignored the sector in their analyses and forecasts, as no benchmark estimates are available. The estimates can be attempted on the basis of analysis of GDP estimates of IT-using sectors. The estimates can be cross-checked from private consumption vector, IT spending, and physical indicators of the progress of the IT sector. It is important to study the effect of the emerging IT economy on productivity to gauge the GDP contribution of the IT sector.



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