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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 TM . We find strong support that mobile phone use positively impacts economic development. We are grateful to Oikocredit the Netherlands and the Erasmus Trust Fund for financial support. At a personaldoi:10.2139/ssrn.1952525 fatcat:2n55dxitkrdatd7z7q3d6ydwmu