E-government, Economic Growth and Trade: A Simultaneous Equation Approach
Muhammad Tariq Majeed and
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Muhammad Tariq Majeed: Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Amna Malik: Officer Grade 1, State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi
The Pakistan Development Review, 2016, vol. 55, issue 4, 499-519
Does e-government promote trade and economic growth? This paper attempts to answer this question by employing simultaneous equation estimation approach and using a cross-section data of 147 countries. This is first study which has empirically estimated the bilateral relationships between economic growth and e-government, trade and e-government and trade and economic growth. The findings indicate that e-government is a stimulant of both economic growth and trade. The results predict the presence of a bilateral relationship between e-government and economic growth, trade and e-government, and unilateral causality exists from trade to growth.
Keywords: E-government; Economic Growth; Trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 H10 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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