Year of Graduation
Diffusion of the Internet and Export of Services
Economics and Statistics
This research project aims to determine the impact of the Internet on the international service trade. The overall impact of the Internet on trade flows of services is analyzed with the use of several indicators and the possible reasons for such impact in more detail that some previous research. The focus is on the fixed entry barriers to trade. These barriers are found to be accurately predicted by the indicators of origin country (and not the destination one). In addition, the infrastructural indicators are proved to perform worse than the direct measure of users of the Internet. The notable trade pattern of developing countries export to the developed ones is examined and proved to be a significant determinator of trade, in line with previous research. In addition, the backed by data policy recommendations are produced.