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Gasto en investigación y desarrollo y productividad en la industria manufacturera mexicana

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  • René Cabral

    (ITESM)

  • Franco Jair González

    (ITESM)

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    Abstract

    We study the effects of R&D on productivity across a sample of 17 Mexican manufacturing sectors from 1994 to 2007. Employing panel data methods we find some interesting results. First, ordinary least squares estimates suggest a strong link between R\&D expenditure and productivity. Second, after controlling for heterogeneity and endogeneity problems such evidence disappears. Third, partitioning our sample according to R&D intensity criteria, we even observe negative effects on productivity from those industries that employ that resource more intensively.

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    Article provided by El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos in its journal Estudios Económicos.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 27-55

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    Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:29:y:2014:i:1:p:27-55

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    Keywords: R&D expenditure; manufacturing industry; Mexico; panel data.;

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