E-government performance and Economic Growth in OPEC Countries: A cointegrated panel analysis

Sadr, Seyed Mohammad Hossein


This paper uses empirical evidence to examine the causality relationship between electricity consumption and economic growth in OPEC countries by using annually data (1980-2011), this paper utilizes the panel cointegration and panel based error correction approach models, framework.   Also, this paper uses empirical evidence to examine the adoption of e-Government services in these countries. The superiority of our article is in applying FMOLS estimation method for heterogeneous panels, has stable and consistent coefficients and is also a dynamic model. Moreover, with regard to previous studies, our paper includes more countries which increase the reliability of the results. The results show that in the short-run, the Granger causality runs from economic growth to e-government performance in these countries. However, in the long run there is bi-directional Granger causality relationship for these country.

Keywords: OPEC Countries, ICT industry, e-Government, economic growth, Panel cointegration; Causality.

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