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A measure of technological distance

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  • Bar, Talia
  • Leiponen, Aija

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In this paper we construct an intuitive measure of technological distance. We compare it to previously used measures and show that it satisfies a desirable independence axiom that other commonly used measures fail to satisfy.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 457-459

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:3:p:457-459

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Keywords: Patents; Research and development; Technological distance;

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