Master Thesis 2019 - Macroeconomic impact of ICT
The information and communication technology (ICT) revolution is one of the major technological breakthroughs since the industrial revolution. ICT products such as computers, communication satellites, fibre optics and cellular phones have changed how we lead our lives and produce and consume goods and services. In the future ICT innovations based on 5G, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data and cloud will continue to change the world.
Ericsson is one of the world’s leading ICT companies, providing communication networks and services to more than 180 countries. Thus, Ericsson takes great interest in investigating the macroeconomic impact of ICT and would therefore like to initiate a master thesis project investigating the economic impact of ICT from a macroeconomic perspective with a specific focus on productivity and/or employment. The proposed research could seek to answer at least one of the following questions:
- How important are investments in ICT and particularly in mobile broadband for economic development?
- What methods can be used to analyze IoT and 5G from an economic perspective?
- How will 5G, IoT and automation affect productivity and jobs?
- How can we measure the effects from ICT beyond GDP?
This project is suitable for a master student with a good knowledge of macroeconomics and econometrics. Excellent grades and fluent skills in written and spoken English are also essential requirements. The project is planned to start in January 2019.
If you are interested in writing your thesis in this area at Ericsson Research, please submit your application, including CV and a short cover letter. The cover letter should include a short motivation why you would like to write your thesis about the macroeconomic impact of ICT. If you have any questions, please contact Harald Edquist, Master Researcher Macroeconomics, at email@example.com or recruiter Anna Björkman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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