Economic Impacts of Digitalisation

The ongoing process of digitalisation increasingly and ever more substantially affects different areas of production and consumption. The fascination with new technological opportunities on the one hand, and the simultaneous fear of its consequences on the other, often leads society to overestimate its impacts in the short run and underestimate them in the long run. This study provides a systematic investigation of the economic impacts of digitalisation putting special emphasis on employment and skills as well as regional development in Austria.