One Million Opportunities: The Impact of Mobile Internet on the Economy of Southeast Asia

Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Oxford Economics
Abstract
This study investigated the economic and social impact of mobile internet technology across the economies of South East Asia. In-house econometric research established the relationship between mobile internet penetration and key enablers of supply side growth including productivity and labour force participation. These results were applied to a group of economies in South East Asia to quantify the economic benefits of observed and forecast future increases in mobile internet penetration. Overall, increased mobile internet penetration is forecast to create an extra $58.1 billion in GDP and one million new job opportunities by 2020.
Topic
Economics, Science and Technology, Labor Issues, Internet
Political Geography
Asia, Southeast Asia