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The cost-saving effects of national information infrastructure

Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University
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  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Medicine


In this paper, we estimate the socio-economic impacts the National Information Infraslructure(NII) will bring to our society and recognize the importance of the NII construction project. We estimate the quantatitive cost-saving effects of NII, through we admit the methodology contains a lot of constraints. We expect NII will increase efficiency in almost every aspect of our society and choose only 7 sectors in which the cost-saving effect of NII will realize vividly; medical service, environmental management, disaster management, civil affairs administration, manufacturing, distribution & shipment, and education. The estimates for the net-benefit of cost-saving effects in the seven sectors in the period 1996-2015 are 6.7-20.4 trillion won for medical service, 3.6-8.0 trillion won for environmental management, 0.2-0.6 trillion won for disaster management, 0.6-1.0 trillion won for civil affairs administration, 61.3-152.7 trillion won for manufacturing, 11.7-15.3 trillion won for distribution & shipment, and 1.9-6.2 trillion won for education

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