The Impact of ICT on Service Trade

Tuan Luong and Thu Hang Nguyen (2020) “The impact of ICT on Service Trade” – forthcoming at the Singapore Economics Review

24 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2021

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Tuan Anh Luong

De Montfort University - Faculty of Business and Law

Thu hang Nguyen

Foreign Trade University (FTU)

Date Written: May 9, 2020

Abstract

While trade in goods has been investigated extensively over decades, studies on trade in services are relatively new. In this paper we investigate the impacts of information and communication technology (ICT) on trade in services . We measured ICT by four dimensions, including the subscriptions to broadband, fixed telephones, mobile phones and Internet. Our sample covered more than 200 countries, from 2005 to 2015. We employed the modified gravity model and found that all four dimensions had significant impacts on the expansion trade in services, but mobile subscriptions is the most consistent dimension. Finally the effects of ICT in exporting and importing countries are similar.

Keywords: Information and Communication Technology; Service trade

JEL Classification: D12; F14; L66

Suggested Citation

Luong, Tuan Anh and Nguyen, Thu hang, The Impact of ICT on Service Trade (May 9, 2020). Tuan Luong and Thu Hang Nguyen (2020) “The impact of ICT on Service Trade” – forthcoming at the Singapore Economics Review, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3641493

Tuan Anh Luong (Contact Author)

De Montfort University - Faculty of Business and Law ( email )

United Kingdom

Thu hang Nguyen

Foreign Trade University (FTU) ( email )

91 Chua Lang St
Dong Da District
Hanoi, Hochiminh city 10000
Vietnam

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