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Determinants of ICT Infrastructure: A Cross-Country Statistical Analysis

Krüger, Jens J. ; Rhiel, Mathias :
Determinants of ICT Infrastructure: A Cross-Country Statistical Analysis.
[Online-Edition: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/5700]
In: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics (ISSN 1438-2733) , 228 . Darmstadt
[Report], (2016)

Offizielle URL: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/5700

Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract)

We investigate economic and institutional determinants of ICT infrastructure for a broad cross section ofmore than 100 countries. The ICT variable is constructed from a principal components analysis. The explanatory variables are selected by variants of the Lasso estimator from the machine learning literature.In addition to least squares, we also apply robust and semiparametric regression estimators. The results show that the regressions are able to explain ICT infrastructure very well. Major determinants identified are real income per capita, the availability of electricity, the extent of urbanization and indicators for the quality of the institutional environment. We also find evidence of conditional convergence of the ICT infrastructure across countries.

Typ des Eintrags: Report
Erschienen: 2016
Autor(en): Krüger, Jens J. ; Rhiel, Mathias
Titel: Determinants of ICT Infrastructure: A Cross-Country Statistical Analysis
Sprache: Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract):

We investigate economic and institutional determinants of ICT infrastructure for a broad cross section ofmore than 100 countries. The ICT variable is constructed from a principal components analysis. The explanatory variables are selected by variants of the Lasso estimator from the machine learning literature.In addition to least squares, we also apply robust and semiparametric regression estimators. The results show that the regressions are able to explain ICT infrastructure very well. Major determinants identified are real income per capita, the availability of electricity, the extent of urbanization and indicators for the quality of the institutional environment. We also find evidence of conditional convergence of the ICT infrastructure across countries.

Reihe: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
Band: 228
Ort: Darmstadt
Freie Schlagworte: determinants of ICT infrastructure, global digital divide, variable selection, machine learning, robust and semiparametric regression
Fachbereich(e)/-gebiet(e): 01 Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
01 Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete > Fachgebiet Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung
Hinterlegungsdatum: 23 Okt 2016 19:55
Offizielle URL: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/5700
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-57008
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JEL classification: O11, O33, L96, C52, C14

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