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Mr. Andrew Baer, Mr. Kwangwon Lee, and James Tebrake

I. Background Digitalization and the innovative use of digital technologies is changing the way we work, learn, communicate and buy and sell products. One emerging digital technology of growing importance is cloud computing. More and more businesses, governments and households are purchasing hardware and software services from a small number of large cloud computing providers. This change is having an impact on how macroeconomic data are compiled and how they are interpreted by users. Specifically, this has the potential to change the information and

Mr. Andrew Baer, Mr. Kwangwon Lee, and James Tebrake
Digitalization and the innovative use of digital technologies is changing the way we work, learn, communicate, buy and sell products. One emerging digital technology of growing importance is cloud computing. More and more businesses, governments and households are purchasing hardware and software services from a small number of large cloud computing providers. This change is having an impact on how macroeconomic data are compiled and how they are interpreted by users. Specifically, this is changing the information and communication technology (ICT) investment pattern from one where ICT investment was diversified across many industries to a more concentrated investment pattern. Additionally, this is having an impact on cross-border flows of commercial services since the cloud service provider does not need to be located in the same economic territory as the purchaser of cloud services. This paper will outline some of the methodological and compilation challenges facing statisticians and analysts, provide some tools that can be used to overcome these challenges and highlight some of the implications these changes are having on the way users of national accounts data look at investment and trade in commercial services.
International Monetary Fund

Front Matter Page Research Department Authorized for distribution by Prakash Loungani Contents 1 Introduction 2 How services producers serve foreign customers 3 Testing this prediction 3.1 The Indian software industry 3.2 The data 3.2.1 The chemicals dataset 3.2.2 The software services dataset 3.3 Measuring Productivity 4 Results 4.1 Chemicals 4.2 Software Services 5 Conclusions

International Monetary Fund

-concentration tradeoff in the Helpman et al. (2004) model is critically related to transport costs. If transportation costs are zero, then there is little incentive to pay the fixed costs of ofdi , since foreign customers can be served by producing at home. Services such as software services can be transported over telecommunications networks at near-zero cost, and existing models meant to explain exports and ofdi in goods, in which transport costs play a crucial role in the proximity-concentration tradeoff, would predict zero ofdi by software companies, all other aspects of