Journal article

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

Abstract

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.

University of Melbourne Researchers