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Information Technology And The Productivity Paradox:Emerging Evidence From The African Economies

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  • GODWIN CHUKWUDUM NWAOBI

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Technological progress is considered as a source of growth and productivity gains for national economies. Thus, understanding the factors that determine the diffusion of new technologies across countries is important to understanding the process of economic development. This project therefore investigates whether technological revolution has revolutionary economic consequences and in particular, is economic productivity growing at a much faster rate today, and if so , will it continue to do so in the future? Using the dynamic panel data methodology , emerging evidence from African economies will be revealed.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Game Theory and Information with number 0401001.

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Date of creation: 10 Jan 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0401001

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Keywords: TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS; GROWTH; PRODUCTIVITY DIFFUSION; ICTS; AFRICAN ECONOMIES; DYNAMIC PANEL DATA;

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  1. Temitope Oshikoya & Nureldin Hussain, 1998. "Information Technology and the Challenge of Economic Development in Africa," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 10(1), pages 100-133.
  2. Pohjola, M., 2000. "Information Technology and Economic Growth. A Cross-Country Analysis," Research Paper 173, World Institute for Development Economics Research.
  3. Tybout, James R., 1992. "Making noisy data sing : Estimating production technologies in developing countries," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 53(1-3), pages 25-44.
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