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The Comparative Economics of ICT, Environmental Degradation and Inclusive Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Simplice A. Asongu

    (Development Financial Centre, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa.)

  • Jacinta C. Nwachukwu

    (Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, United Kingdom.)

  • Chris Pyke

    (Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, United Kingdom.)

Abstract

This study examines how information and communication technology (ICT) could be employed to dampen the potentially damaging effects of environmental degradation in order to promote inclusive human development in a panel of 44 Sub-Saharan African Countries. ICT is captured with internet and mobile phone penetration rates whereas environmental degradation is measured in terms of CO2 emissions per capita and CO2 intensity. The empirical evidence is based on Fixed Effects and Tobit regrssions using data from 2000-2012.

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  • Simplice A. Asongu & Jacinta C. Nwachukwu & Chris Pyke, 2018. "The Comparative Economics of ICT, Environmental Degradation and Inclusive Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa," Working Papers 2 4012, Office Of The Chief Economist, Development Bank of Nigeria.
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