Beefing up mobile-phone and internet penetration in Africa


Jonas Poulsen's reseach mentioned in The Economist November 2017

"...Jonas Hjort, of Colombia University and the international Growth Centre in London, and Jonas Poulsen, of Uppsala University, looked at African economies before and after they got connected, between 2006 and 2014, to the big undersea internat cables that now coccon the continent. They found that connection caused a huge jump in employment in areas that were able to to access fast internet as companies set up websites or used e-mail to sell their goods abroad..."

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Jonas Poulsen is a senior lecturer at the Department of Economics