Financial depth, internet penetration rates and economic growth: country-panel evidence
Rudra P Pradhan, Mak B Arvin, Neville R Norman, Sara E Bennett
APPLIED ECONOMICS | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
The article investigates causal relationships between internet penetration rates, financial depth and per capita economic growth in the Next-11 countries. Using panel vector autoregressive (VAR) approaches, our empirical results show that these variables are cointegrated. Moreover, we find bidirectional causality between internet penetration rates and economic growth, and between financial depth and economic growth in the short run.