Enowbi Batuo, Michael (2008): The Role of Telecommunication Infrastructure in the Regional Economic Growth of Africa.
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This paper deals with the effects of telecommunications on the economic growth in African countries. The telecommunications sector became a vital sector during the era of the economic reform that has been characterising the continent. We investigate empirically the role of telecommunication infrastructures on long-run economic growth in 40 African countries, for the span of time from 1984 to 2005. We use the panel data approach model, which evidences that telecommunications contribute in a major way to the economic development of the continent. It is a crucial determinant, as findings indicate a significant and positive correlation between telecommunication infrastructures and regional growth in Africa, after controlling for a number of other factors. Results also show that investment in telecommunications is subject to increasing returns.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Role of Telecommunication Infrastructure in the Regional Economic Growth of Africa|
|English Title:||The Role of Telecommunication Infrastructure in the Regional Economic Growth of Africa|
|Keywords:||Infrastructure; Growth; Africa; Dynamic Panel|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
|Depositing User:||Michael Enowbi Batuo|
|Date Deposited:||11. Dec 2009 07:37|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 05:38|
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