Digital government as a business facilitator

Martins, João and Veiga, Linda, (2022). Digital government as a business facilitator. Information Economics and Policy, 60 n/a-n/a

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Martins, João
    Veiga, Linda
    Title Digital government as a business facilitator
    Appearing in Information Economics and Policy
    Volume 60
    Publication Date 2022-07
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract Administrative and regulatory burden reduction is critical to improving government efficiency and economic competitiveness. Innovations in government through Information and Communication Technologies are key tools in designing policies to achieve these goals. Using a panel dataset covering 169 countries from 2004 to 2018, we investigate the possible contribution of digital government as a business facilitator. The empirical results suggest that progress in digital government contributes to reducing administrative and regulatory burdens, creating a more business-friendly environment in several areas of business regulations. Governance effectiveness may also play a significant role in facilitating business. The results are robust to a battery of robustness tests and alternative empirical strategies.
    Keyword e-Government
    Government effectiveness
    Regulatory burden
    Administrative burden
    JEL H1, H5, H8, M2, 03
    Copyright Holder Elsevier B. V.
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 0167-6245
    DOI 10.1016/j.infoecopol.2022.100990
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