Convergence and determinants of ICT development in case of emerging market economies

Badri Narayan Rath, Bibhudutta Panda, Vaseem Akram

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This paper aims to examine the convergence of ICT development in the case of 27 emerging market economies (EMEs) using annual data from 2000 to 2018. First, by employing Phillips-Sul (PS) panel convergence test, the results not only support the evidence of convergence in ICT development but also find convergence in the composition of ICT development known as ICT access and ICT use. Second, the study identifies factors such as per capita income, human capital, and FDI which significantly affect ICT development. Third, results based on stochastic conditional convergence reveal that EMEs countries are not only converging among themselves but also ‘catch-up’ to the OECD countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102464
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the suggestions of the editor-in-chief and four anonymous referees on an earlier draft of this paper. The earlier version of this paper was presented in virtual 96th annual conference of Western Economic Association International in June 2021. The authors also thank all the participants for their helpful comments. The usual disclaimer applies.

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  • Convergence
  • EMEs
  • ICT access
  • ICT development
  • ICT use
  • PS test


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