ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth; Evidence from African Countries

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Kpodar , Kangni; Andrianaivo , Mihasonirina;
(2011)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: Africa | JEL : O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth/O.O3 - Innovation • Research and Development • Technological Change • Intellectual Property Rights/O.O3.O30 - General | economic growth | JEL : O.O3.O30 | JEL : O.O4.O40 | mobile financial services | JEL : G.G2.G20 | [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | JEL : G - Financial Economics/G.G2 - Financial Institutions and Services/G.G2.G20 - General | [SHS.ECO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | General, Financial Institutions and Services: General, [Africa;Economic growth;ICT, mobile financial services, internet, mobile telephone, telephone subscribers, telecommunications, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity] | ICT | JEL : O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth/O.O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity/O.O4.O40 - General

This paper studies the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phone rollout, on economic growth in a sample of African countries from 1988 to 2007. Further, we investigate whether financial inclusion is one of the channels through ... View more