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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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  • Choi, Changkyu & Hoon Yi, Myung, 2009. "The effect of the Internet on economic growth: Evidence from cross-country panel data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 39-41, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:39-41
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