Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
In the following paper aims to analyze the significance and relevance that change in cultural acceptance of digitalization has on the output gap (in terms of GDP) between East and West Germany based on the borders that existed between WWII and reunification in 1989. Culture will be measured by taking Google Trend data for the search term “Facebook,” broken down by State (16) between the years 2004 and 2014. Google Trend data will be taking the place of technology in a standard Swan-Solow Model. The model will then be regressed using a simple GLS sample population equation. Following will be a section examining what the results show us as they relate to the research question.
Benner, Everett, "Cultural Acceptance of Digitalization and Growth of an Economy: A Comparison of East and West Germany" (2017). Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects. 53.