The Impact of Mobile Telephone Use on Economic Development of Households in Uganda

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2011-152/4

48 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2011

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Sanne Lise Blauw

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Econometrics; Tinbergen Institute

Philip Hans Franses

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Econometrics

Date Written: October 28, 2011

Abstract

We examine the impact of mobile telephone use on economic development of individual households. Unique cross-sectional data were collected in personal interviews with heads of households (N=196) in Uganda. Economic development is measured at the household level by the Progress out of Poverty Index. We find strong support that mobile phone use positively impacts economic development.

Keywords: Economic development, Progress out of poverty index, mobile telephone, mobile banking, mobile search

JEL Classification: I3

Suggested Citation

Blauw, Sanne Lise and Franses, Philip Hans, The Impact of Mobile Telephone Use on Economic Development of Households in Uganda (October 28, 2011). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2011-152/4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1952525 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1952525

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