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An Empirical Note on R&D Growth Models with Regional Implications

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  • Saunoris, James W.
  • Payne, James E.

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Using U.S. data from 1960 to 2007 this empirical note re-examines the semi-endogenous and Schumpeterian R&D growth models presented by Ha and Howitt (2007) and Madsen (2008). The empirical results support the Schumpeterian R&D growth model. Specifically, in the long-run increases in R&D expenditures are necessary to counteract lower R&D productiv-ity due to the presence of product proliferation. Furthermore, the study provides a frame-work for further investigation of R&D growth models at the regional level.

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Article provided by Mid-Continent Regional Science Association in its journal Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.

Volume (Year): 41 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jrapmc:132458

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Keywords: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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  1. Amitrajeet Batabyal & Hamid Beladi, 2013. "Human capital, knowledge spillovers, and one kind of semi-endogenous regional economic growth," Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Springer, vol. 6(3), pages 121-135, November.

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