Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123610
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/13/033
Abstract: 
The contribution of this paper to complement theoretical and qualitative mobile penetration literature with empirical evidence is twofold: firstly, we assess the income-redistributive effect of mobile phone penetration and; secondly, the instrumentality of financial development dynamics in this nexus. Main findings suggest an equalizing income-redistributive effect of 'mobile phone penetration' and 'mobile banking', with a higher income-equalizing effect in the latter than in the former. Poverty alleviation channels explaining this difference in inequality mitigating propensity are discussed. The empirical evidence is based on 52 African countries and deviates from mainstream country-specific and microeconomic survey-based approaches.
Subjects: 
Banking
Mobile Phones
Shadow Economy
Financial Development
Africa
JEL: 
E00
G20
L96
O17
O33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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