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Mobile telecommunications service and economic growth: Evidence from China

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  • Zheng, Shilin

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We contribute to the role of telecommunications service on economic growth in three ways. We separately examine fixed-line and mobile telephone subscription levels. We compare results across periods and regions that differ by the level of development. In addition, we develop a method designed to address endogeneity of telecommunications with respect to growth. We find that mobile services contribute much more to growth but that the effect diminishes as the provincial economy develops more.

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  • Ward, Michael R. & Zheng, Shilin, 2016. "Mobile telecommunications service and economic growth: Evidence from China," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 89-101.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:40:y:2016:i:2:p:89-101
    DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2015.06.005
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