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Are student flows a significant channel of R&D spillovers from the north to the south?

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  • Le, Thanh

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In global context, as human capital embodies technology, international student flows may channel R&D spillovers from developed countries to less developed ones. Empirical study on a data set of 76 developing countries during 1998-2005 lends strong support to this hypothesis.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 315-317

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:3:p:315-317

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Keywords: Foreign students Foreign education R&D spillovers Total factor productivity Trade;

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Cited by:
  1. Marina Murat, 2013. "Education ties and investments abroad. Empirical evidence from the US and UK," Center for Economic Research (RECent) 091, University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics.
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  3. Marina Murat, 2012. "Out of sight, not out of mind. Education networks and international trade," Center for Economic Research (RECent) 087, University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics.
  4. Krammer, Sorin, 2013. "Assessing the relative importance of multiple channels for embodied and disembodied technological spillovers," MPRA Paper 53676, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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