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The effect of the Internet on economic growth: Evidence from cross-country panel data

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  • Choi, Changkyu
  • Hoon Yi, Myung

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Using cross-country panel data, we found evidence that the Internet plays a positive and significant role in economic growth after investment ratio, government consumption ratio, and inflation were used as control variables in the growth equation.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 39-41

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:39-41

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Keywords: Internet Growth Panel data;

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  1. Elgin, Ceyhun, 2013. "Internet usage and the shadow economy: Evidence from panel data," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 111-121.
  2. Graham, Carol & Nikolova, Milena, 2013. "Does access to information technology make people happier? Insights from well-being surveys from around the world," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 126-139.
  3. Manudeep Bhuller & Tarjei Havnes & Edwin Leuven & Magne Mogstad, 2013. "Broadband Internet: An Information Superhighway to Sex Crime?," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 80(4), pages 1237-1266.
  4. Choi, Changkyu, 2010. "The effect of the Internet on service trade," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(2), pages 102-104, November.
  5. Pitorac Ruxandra Ioana & Cismaº Laura Mariana, 2012. "Innovation– An Influence Factor Of Cyclical Fluctuations. Study Case For Romania, Between 1995 And 2009," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 365-370, July.
  6. Huub Meijers, 2014. "Does the internet generate economic growth, international trade, or both?," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 137-163, February.
  7. Botos, S. & Herdon, M., 2013. "Differences of Broadband Network Infrastructure, e-Readiness and Usage in EU Rural Regions," AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Economics and Management, vol. 5(4), December.

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