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

  • Choi, Changkyu
  • Hoon Yi, Myung

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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