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Internet Education and Economic Growth: Evidence from Cross-Country Regressions

Lawrence Jin () and Jang C. Jin ()
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Lawrence Jin: College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Jang C. Jin: Department of Economics, George Mason University-Korea, Songdo Global Campus, Incheon 406-840, Korea

Economies, 2014, vol. 2, issue 1, 1-17

Abstract: The effects of Internet education on economic growth are examined using a cross-section of 36 high-income countries. Internet usage rates are employed as a proxy for Internet education across countries. Regression results show that the frequent usage of the Internet has a positive and significant effect on economic growth. The estimated growth effect of Internet skills is also found to be greater than the growth effect of math and science skills. The results are, in general, robust across model specifications.

Keywords: Internet usage rates; economic growth; human capital; schooling; convergence hypothesis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E F I J O Q (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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