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Policy Papers / Publications

Information Policy and Technology Diffusion: Lessons from Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia

Some governments choose telecommunications policies that hinder technology diffusion, while others choose policies that appear to do a good job at encouraging technology diffusion and reaping subsequent economic rewards.  Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia—all former members of the Republic of Yugoslavia—have enacted different kinds of information policy reforms […]

In The News / News Feature / Seattle Times

Seattle Times: UW study observes 40,000 drivers on city streets: 1 in 16 was on the phone

News story of class project to study cellphone use by Seattle drivers:  

Academic Articles / Publications

Comparing Digital Divides: Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States

What is the best way to measure and track the digital divide, in a comparative manner, over time? What impact have differing policy interventions had on the digital divide in Canada and the United States? We offer a way of benchmarking equality in Internet access using Gini coefficients and demonstrate […]

Academic Articles / Publications

Sizing Up Information Societies

When researchers study technology diffusion in a global and comparative manner, they often find that economic productivity explains differences in the diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICTs). But when researchers study technology diffusion in a regional, national, or subnational context, they often find that politics and culture explains different […]