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International Trade and Mobile Telecommunication in Africa - Effects on trade between Eu and Africa

Holmgren, Angelica LU (2012) NEKH01 20121
Department of Economics
Abstract
This study investigates if the access to mobile telecommunication in African countries has an effect on export flows between countries in Africa and EU countries. Countries in Africa have the last decade experienced an immense growth of available mobile cellular subscriptions. The effect of this increase has not been studied before in an international trade context. This study also investigates if the effect of access to mobile telecommunication changes over time. These effects are estimated by using the gravity model. The mobile telecommunication is measured with the penetration rate of mobile cellular subscription in each of the countries in Africa. The study found that a one percent improvement in access to mobile telecommunication is... (More)
This study investigates if the access to mobile telecommunication in African countries has an effect on export flows between countries in Africa and EU countries. Countries in Africa have the last decade experienced an immense growth of available mobile cellular subscriptions. The effect of this increase has not been studied before in an international trade context. This study also investigates if the effect of access to mobile telecommunication changes over time. These effects are estimated by using the gravity model. The mobile telecommunication is measured with the penetration rate of mobile cellular subscription in each of the countries in Africa. The study found that a one percent improvement in access to mobile telecommunication is associated with a 0.25 increase in international trade. This study also found that the effect on export flows of the access to mobile telecommunication increases over time. (Less)
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author
Holmgren, Angelica LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
International Trade, Mobile Telecommunication, Africa, EU, Gravity model
language
English
id
2431335
date added to LUP
2012-04-04 14:01:10
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2012-04-04 14:01:10
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  abstract     = {This study investigates if the access to mobile telecommunication in African countries has an effect on export flows between countries in Africa and EU countries. Countries in Africa have the last decade experienced an immense growth of available mobile cellular subscriptions. The effect of this increase has not been studied before in an international trade context. This study also investigates if the effect of access to mobile telecommunication changes over time. These effects are estimated by using the gravity model. The mobile telecommunication is measured with the penetration rate of mobile cellular subscription in each of the countries in Africa. The study found that a one percent improvement in access to mobile telecommunication is associated with a 0.25 increase in international trade. This study also found that the effect on export flows of the access to mobile telecommunication increases over time.},
  author       = {Holmgren, Angelica},
  keyword      = {International Trade,Mobile Telecommunication,Africa,EU,Gravity model},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {International Trade and Mobile Telecommunication in Africa - Effects on trade between Eu and Africa},
  year         = {2012},
}