ICT and Economic Growth – Comparing Developing, Emerging and Developed Countries

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Thomas Niebel

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Date Written: December 15, 2014

Abstract

This paper analyzes the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on economic growth in developing, emerging and developed countries. It is based on a sample of 59 countries for the period 1995 to 2010. Various panel data regressions confirm the positive relationship between ICT capital and GDP growth. The regressions for the subsamples of developing, emerging and developed countries do not reveal statistically significant differences of the output elasticity of ICT between these three country groups.

Keywords: ICT, Economic Growth

JEL Classification: E22, J24, O47

Suggested Citation

Niebel, Thomas, ICT and Economic Growth – Comparing Developing, Emerging and Developed Countries (December 15, 2014). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 14-117. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2560771 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2560771

Thomas Niebel (Contact Author)

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
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D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

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