Does the Internet Kill the Distance? Evidence from Navigation, E-commerce, and E-banking (*) Guido de Blasio (o) First and Incomplete Comments Welcome

  • Guido de Blasio
  • Published 2006


By diminishing the cost of performing isolated economic activities in isolated areas, information technology might serve as a substitute for urban agglomeration. This paper assesses this hypothesis by using Italian household level data on internet navigation, e-commerce, and e-banking. Empirically, I find no support for the argument that the internet… (More)


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