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What Determines Industrial R&D Expenditure In The Uk?

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  • BETTINA BECKER
  • NIGEL PAIN

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In this paper we identify some of the factors behind the comparatively poor R&D performance of the UK in the 1990s, when R&D intensity in the business sector declined consistently. We estimate an econometric model of R&D using a panel of UK manufacturing industries. Our results highlight the importance of industry characteristics such as sales and profitability, product market competition, macroeconomic factors such as interest and exchange rates, and the composition of R&D expenditure and funding. A rise in the share of government-funded R&D or the share of foreign R&D is found to have a positive impact on aggregate R&D expenditure. Copyright � 2008 The Authors; Journal compilation � 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

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Article provided by University of Manchester in its journal Manchester School.

Volume (Year): 76 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (01)
Pages: 66-87

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:76:y:2008:i:1:p:66-87

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  2. Pontes, Jose Pedro, 2007. "A non-monotonic relationship between FDI and trade," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 95(3), pages 369-373, June.
  3. José Pedro Pontes, 2004. "A theory of the relationship between foreign direct investment and trade," ERSA conference papers ersa04p47, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Jose Pedro Pontes, 2006. "FDI and trade: complements and substitutes," Working Papers Department of Economics 2006/03, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  5. Bettina Becker, 2013. "The Determinants of R&D Investment: A Survey of the Empirical Research," Discussion Paper Series 2013_09, Department of Economics, Loughborough University, revised Sep 2013.
  6. Tarek SADRAOUI & Adnen CHOCKRI, 2011. "Relationship Between Private and Public Investment in R&D: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 8, pages 197-212, December.
  7. Amiti, Mary & Wakelin, Katharine, 2002. "Investment Liberalization and International Trade," CEPR Discussion Papers 3492, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  9. Jamasb, T. & Pollitt, M., 2005. "Deregulation and R&D in Network Industries: The Case of the Electricity Industry," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0533, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

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