Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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The Impact of Broadband Internet – Rajat Kathuria and Mansi Kedia

Project Leader:  Dr. Rajat Kathuria
Research Team:  Mansi Kedia
Commencement: January 2010
Completion:  May 2011
Funded by: Department of Information Technology, Government of India

This study attempts to trace the pathways through which access to internet and broadband result in efficiency and productivity gains that eventually translate into growth at the macroeconomic level. Based on secondary data analysis and case studies which were conducted in seven impact areas, the key finding of the study is that a greater than 1% increase in state-level GDP is achieved for every 10% increase in the number of internet subscribers in India. The study was published and released in January 2012.

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