Cell Phones and Cattle: The Impact of Mobile Telephony on Agricultural Productivity in Developing Nations
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This paper examines the impact of mobile telephony on productivity in developing nations. Previous studies have suggested that mobile phones have real impacts on economic outcomes in these countries. Using micro-data from Swaziland, Cambodia, and Honduras, this study looks to identify the effects of mobile phone ownership on household productive outcomes in a two-stage regression. The results provide significant evidence that mobile phone ownership does indeed improve productivity at the household level.
DescriptionHonors thesis, Department of Economics
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