# 11-152/4 (2011-10-31)

Sanne Lise Blauw, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Philip Hans Franses, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Economic development, Progress out of poverty index, mobile telephone, mobile banking, mobile search
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We examine the impact of mobile telephone use on economic development of individual households. Unique cross-sectional data were collected in personal interviews with heads of households (N=196) in Uganda. Economic development is measured at the household level by the Progress out of Poverty Index. We find strong support that mobile phone use positively impacts economic development.