Inter-state dynamics of invention activities, 1930-2000
AbstractWe study the dynamics of the cross-section distribution of patents per capita for the 48 continental US states from 1930 to 2000 using a discrete-state Markov chain. We test for and find evidence in favor of the (knowledge) convergence hypothesis. The distribution of patents is converging to a limiting distribution that is significantly more concentrated than its initial distribution. States in the extreme are more mobile than states in the middle of the cross-sectional distribution and are likely to move to the middle. However, the rate of convergence to the limiting distribution is 'slow'. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 21 (2006)
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- Catherine Co & John Landon-Lane & Myeong-Su Yun, 2005. "Inter-State Dynamics of Invention Activities, 1930-2000," Departmental Working Papers 200511, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
- O32 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
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