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Les effets des technologies de l'information et de communication sur la croissance économique; le cas de la Tunisie
[ICT contribution to growth; the case of tunisia]

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  • BEN YOUSSEF, Adel
  • M'HENNI, Hatem

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The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on the growth of developping countries and especially on the Tunisian economy. The first part of the article summerizes the relationship between growth, productivity and ICT. We show that under some necessary conditions ICT may boost the growth in the developping countries. In the second part of the article, we estimate the contribution of ICT to the growth of Tunisia due to ICT diffusion and adoption. We compare our econometric estimation to the results obtained in France and United States.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 27537.

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Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:27537

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Keywords: croissance économique; TIC; productivité; développement économique; Tunisie.;

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Cited by:
  1. Bertrand Bellon & Adel Ben Youssef & Hatem M'Henni, 2007. "Les capacités d'usage des technologies de l'information et de la communication dans les économies émergentes," Post-Print halshs-00937214, HAL.
  2. M'HENNI, Hatem, 2004. "La fracture numérique Nord-Sud de la méditerranée; une explication néo-institutionnelle
    [A digital divide between north and south of Mediterranean sea: A neo-institutional explanation]
    ," MPRA Paper 27548, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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