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The Internet and Economic Growth in LDCs: a Case of Managing Expectations?

  • Charles Kenny
Part of the Technology, Globalization and Development Series book series (TGD)

Abstract

The hope is widespread that the Internet will provide a powerful new tool in the battle against global poverty. These sentiments were echoed in the G8’s recent Charter on the Global Information Society that declared:

Information and Communications Technology (IT) is one of the most potent forces in shaping the twenty-first century…. IT is fast becoming a vital engine of growth for the world economy…. Enormous opportunities are there to be seized and shared by us all. (G8 2000)

Keywords

Total Factor Productivity Physical Capital Network Externality Total Factor Productivity Growth Reduce Transaction Cost 
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