As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. The Governance Lab @NYU (GovLab) cross-posts weekly on CGCS’s Internet Policy Observatory. This edition of selected readings explores the literature on the Internet as a Global Economic Driver, the original post can be found here.
In this second installment of the GovLab Selected Readings on Internet Governance, we look at publications that explore the economic impact of Internet technologies around the world, as well as the various types of “fragmentation” that can negatively affect the Internet’s potential to develop local, national, regional, and global economies. The selected readings find, for example, that the Internet adoption is both linked to GDP-growth and that GDP-growth in turn spurs Internet adoption; that barriers to Internet connectivity directly and negatively affect economic growth; and that the Internet is playing a major role in improving the economic security of developing countries.
Selected Reading List (in alphabetical order)
- Rasim Alguliev and Farhad Yusifov – Economic View of Internet Freedom Issue – a paper exploring Internet and information freedom and their impact on the Internet’s potential for economic growth in different countries.
- Deloitte – Value of Connectivity: Economic and Social Benefits of Expanding Internet Access – a report examining barriers to affordable Internet access and describing the ways in which the Internet enables…
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