Mobile phones grow the economy

Great article in The Economist

Apparently a study by Leonard Waverman of the London Business School shows that an “extra 10 mobile phones per 100 people in a typical developing country added 0.6 percentage points of growth in GDP”. Great examples of how this is achieved – fishermen checking local prices on fish markets seem to benefit everyone.

Very inspiring – and raises the interesting debate as to whether it’s mobile or laptops that will drive most change.

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