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

by Lawrence Jin 1 and Jang C. Jin 2,*
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College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Department of Economics, George Mason University-Korea, Songdo Global Campus, Incheon 406-840, Korea
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Economies 2014, 2(1), 78-94; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies2010078
Received: 26 September 2013 / Revised: 31 December 2013 / Accepted: 20 February 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Role of Education and Health in Economic Development)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet usage rates; economic growth; human capital; schooling; convergence hypothesis Internet usage rates; economic growth; human capital; schooling; convergence hypothesis
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