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The of role economic growth in modulating mobile connectivity dynamics for financial inclusion in developing countries

Simplice Asongu () and Nicholas Odhiambo ()

No 22/013, Working Papers from European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (EXCAS)

Abstract: This study establishes economic growth needed for supply-side mobile money drivers in developing countries to be positively related to mobile money innovations in the perspectives of mobile money accounts, the mobile phone used to send money, and the mobile phone used to receive money. The empirical evidence is based on Tobit regressions. For the negative net relationships that are computed, minimum economic growth thresholds are established above which the net negative relationships become net positive relationships. The following minimum economic growth rates are required for nexuses between supply-side mobile money drivers and mobile money innovations to be positive: (i) 6.109% (6.193%) of GDP growth for mobile connectivity performance to be positively associated with the mobile phone used to send (receive) money and (ii) 4.590 % (4.259%) of GDP growth for mobile connectivity coverage to be positively associated with the mobile phone used to send (receive) money.

Keywords: Mobile money; technology diffusion; financial inclusion; inclusive innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 D14 D31 D60 O30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24
Date: 2022-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cwa, nep-fle, nep-his, nep-mfd, nep-mon and nep-pay
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Forthcoming: World Affairs

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