Telecommunication and Its Impact over the Economic Development of SAARC Countries

Sharif, S. (2016). Telecommunication and Its Impact over the Economic Development of SAARC Countries. Available at SSRN 2810057.

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Sajjad Hossine Sharif

University of Dhaka, Faculty of Business Studies, Department of Finance, Students; Independent University, Bangladesh

Date Written: February 5, 2017

Abstract

This study is aimed to investigate the relationship between telecommunication and economic development. To investigate this study considers secondary data of last 41 years time period (1975-2015). This study implements OLS regression models. GDP growth rate and GDP per capita are the proxies of economic development and for telecommunication proxies are teledensity, investment in telecommunication sector, revenue from telecom industry, revenue percentage of GDP and internet users. This study suggests that investment in telecommunication sector, revenue from telecom industry, revenue percentage of GDP have significant impact on the economic development.

Keywords: Telecommunication, SAARC countries, economy, growth rate of GDP or GDP per capita, teledensity, investment in telecommunication sector, revenue from telecom industry, revenue percentage of GDP, internet users, telecommunication industry, economic growth

Suggested Citation

Hossine Sharif, Sajjad, Telecommunication and Its Impact over the Economic Development of SAARC Countries (February 5, 2017). Sharif, S. (2016). Telecommunication and Its Impact over the Economic Development of SAARC Countries. Available at SSRN 2810057., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2810057 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2810057

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