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ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

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  • Markus Haacker

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While production of ICT equipment plays a subordinate role for economic growth in most of these countries, they do benefit from capital deepening arising from falling prices of ICT equipment. Adapting established growth accounting approaches to the data environment of low-income countries, we quantify the growth impacts of absorption of ICT equipment, finding that ICT-related capital deepening contributed 0.2 percentage points to growth in low-income countries, and 0.3 percentage points in low-middle-income countries. The latter is about half the level typically found for industrialized countries.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 10/66.

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Length: 50
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:10/66

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Keywords: Economic growth; Development; Developing countries; Capital; Economic models; Emerging markets; Information technology; Low-income developing countries; Productivity; Telephone systems; trade data; technological advances; net exports; factor shares; technologies; trade flows; output growth; domestic production; technological change; partner country; technological progress; partner countries; information and communication technologies; world economy; data processing; data processing equipment; economic cooperation; data reporting; trade effect; multiplier effects; data sources; net exporter; imperfect competition; world trade; world growth; global trade; communication technology; trade partners; trade patterns; gross exports; information technologies; global market; information processing; bilateral trade; import tariffs; indirect taxes; commodity trade; bilateral trade flows; computer price; patterns of trade; world exports; information and communication technology;

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Cited by:
  1. Kangni Kpodar & Mihasonirina Andrianaivo, 2011. "ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth Evidence from African Countries," IMF Working Papers 11/73, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Hiranya K. Nath & Lirong Liu, 2012. "Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Trade in Emerging Market Economies," Working Papers, Sam Houston State University, Department of Economics and International Business 1205, Sam Houston State University, Department of Economics and International Business.

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