Cross-Country R&D and Growth: Variations on a Theme of Mankiw-Romer-Weil
AbstractThis paper studies how international research and development (R&D) activities contribute to international differences in productivity. Domestic R&D is an important factor of production as are spillovers from foreign research. While cross-country differences in domestic research contribute to international differences in productivity, world research spillovers contribute to narrowing those differences. Furthermore, in the presence of international R&D spillovers, global increasing returns to research exist. This enhances the effect of world research on the growth rates of countries that receive spillovers.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.
Volume (Year): 22 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
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