Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of ICT Applications on GDP using ARDL Methodology: Iraq Case Study


  • Ahmed H. Al-Husayny Assistant Professor of Administration & Economics College, Banking and Finance Sciences Department, Mustansiriyah University



GDP, ICT, Slower Distribution Methodology for Time Gaps ARDL, Personal Computer Count per 100 People Index, Internet Usage Intensity per 100 People Index, Mobile and Wireless Line Number Index


The fourth digital revolution is one of the most prominent events of the current century. One of the most prominent manifestations of this revolution is the progress made in ICT applications. ICT has a direct impact on human life, and the current study aims to clarify what ICT is by studying and analyzing some applications directly related to ICT and its impact on the composition of Iraq's GDP during the period. (2010-2022), as the study relied on a time-series analysis of ICT components (Number of personal computers used per 100 people, Internet usage density per 100 people, and finally number of mobile and wireless telephone lines activated). The study examined the time series of GDP at constant prices for the period in question. The study used the methodology of slowing down time gaps. (ARDL) to analyze the effects of ICT applications on the composition of GDP. The study showed a long-term moral impact relationship between the number of mobile and wireless lines and GDP. Between the Internet intensity index per 100 people and GDP. In the short term, measurement and analysis results showed that the independent variable (GDP) was only affected by the variable number of personal computers per 100 people and the effect was negative according to the results.


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How to Cite

Al-Husayny, A. H. (2024). Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of ICT Applications on GDP using ARDL Methodology: Iraq Case Study. Academic Journal of Digital Economics and Stability, 37(2), 21–36.