OECD Economics Department Working Papers

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1815-1973 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18151973
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Working papers from the Economics Department of the OECD that cover the full range of the Department’s work including the economic situation, policy analysis and projections; fiscal policy, public expenditure and taxation; and structural issues including ageing, growth and productivity, migration, environment, human capital, housing, trade and investment, labour markets, regulatory reform, competition, health, and other issues.

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E-Commerce

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Author(s):
Jonathan Coppel
Publication Date
23 June 2000
Bibliographic information
No.:
252
Pages
27
DOI
10.1787/801315684632

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E-commerce -- an application of the Internet -- has expanded exponentially over the past 5 years and is widely expected to continue to develop rapidly in the medium-term. Much, however, remains to be done to fully exploit the opportunities offered by e-commerce. And as e-commerce develops, it could have profound impacts in individual sectors of the economy as well as for macroeconomic performance and economic policies. This paper assesses the potential outcomes and economic impacts of e-commerce in the business to business and business to consumer spheres; the forces underlying its expansion and the possible implications for structural and macroeconomic policy management ...

Keywords:
internet, competition policy and economic impacts of e-commerce, e-commerce
JEL Classification:
  • L10: Industrial Organization / Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance / General
  • M21: Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting / Business Economics / Business Economics