Digitalization and Economic Development
Insights from Developing Countries
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This book analyses the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on economic development. It contains theoretical and empirical studies, including panel studies on various issues facing developing countries, such as education, corruption, economic growth, government expenditure, financial inclusion, foreign direct investment, infrastructure, economic and social welfare, and inequality. Each chapter offers a well-conceived analysis of the most recent trends in both theory and empirics and addresses numerous policy implications related to the different aspects dealt with in the volume.
Overall, this book will be an excellent guide for global graduate students at the Master and PhD levels, as well as academics researching various issues related to economic development while analyzing the role of ICTs. It also addresses numerous policy implications related to economic development for policymakers, investors and stakeholders.
Table of Contents
1. Intertemporal Linkages between Government Expenditure and Corruption in A Digital Economy: A Panel Granger Causality Framework 2. Digitalization process and its impact on economic growth: A panel data study for developing countries 3. Do ICT help to alleviate inequality? New empirical evidence for developing countries 4. Foreign Direct Investment and Its Location Choice to Developing Nations: The Role of ICT Infrastructure and Corruption 5. Broadband, Education, and Human Capital: Theoretical Framework and a Case Study of China 6. Assessing the Impact of ICT Development on the Economic and Social Welfare of Asian Economies: The Moderating Role of Corruption 7. Revolution of Financial Inclusion through Fintech in the Digital Age
Mohamed Sami Ben Ali is a professor of Economics at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.