Telecommunications and the Iran Productivity Revival: A Disaggregated Analysis

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor in Economics, Faculty of Economics, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor in Economics, Institute for Economic Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran


This article investigates the effects of investments in telecommunications on the productivity of the Iranian economy. The input-output data used in this study are from the Statistical Center of Iran and the Islamic Parliament Research Center of Iran for the years of 2001 and 2011. The input-output tables were aggregated in 19 × 19 tables to make them comparable with one another. Our analysis is based on the work of Peterson (1979) extended by Correa (2006). The results suggest that investments in telecommunications have made a positive contribution to productivity growth, both at the sectoral and national levels.
JEL Classification: D24، D57، L96


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  • Receive Date: 16 April 2017
  • Revise Date: 10 December 2017
  • Accept Date: 26 December 2017
  • First Publish Date: 23 September 2018