Reading List: Technologies and the Economy

August 5, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has compiled a reading list for those interested in topics related to Big Data and data-driven innovation. This list includes articles from newspapers, magazines, websites, and academic journals. Many of the more notable articles are annotated.

The reading list is divided into 13 sections. (Read the full list here.)

The section below includes items offering a general overview of information and communications technologies, and their relationship to the economy. To add to the list, email


Technology and Economics


Atkinson, R. D. and Stewart, L. A. (2013) “Just the Facts: The Economic Benefits of Information and Communications Technology,” Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, May.

Borga, M. and Koncz-Bruner, J. (2012) Trends in Digitally Enabled Trade in Services, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Brynjolfsson, E. et al. (2008) “Scale without Mass,” Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Research Paper No. 07-016           

Bughin, J. et al. (2011) “The Impact of Internet technologies: Search,” McKinsey & Company, July.

Bughin, J., Byers, A. H. Chui, M. (2011) “How social technologies are extending the organization,” The McKinsey Quarterly, November.

Cisco (2014) Visual Networking Index Forecast Highlights.

Deighton, J. and Kornfeld, L. (2012) Economic Value of the Advertising-Supported Internet Ecosystem, Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Ezell, S. (2012) Boosting Exports, Jobs and Economic Growth by Expanding the ITA, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, March.

Jensen, J. B. (2011) Global Trade in Services: Fear, Facts and Offshoring, Peterson Institute for International Economics, August.

Lund, D. et al. (2014) Worldwide and Regional Internet of Things (IoT) 2014–2020 Forecast: A Virtuous Circle of Proven Value and Demand, IDC Report, May.

OECD (2012) Internet Economy Outlook.

---- (2011) The Future of the Internet Economy: A Statistical Profile, June.

---- (2012) The Impact of Internet in OECD Economies.

Shirky, C. (2010) Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and generosity in a connected age (New York: Penguin Press.)

Tapscott, D. and Williams, A. D. (2006) Wikinomics: How Mass collaboration Changes Everything, New York: Penguin.

UNCTAD (2012) Information Economy Report.

---- (2010) Creative Economy Report.