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Does Public R&D Crowd Out Private R&D? A Note From Taiwan, Roc

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  • Yemane Wolde-Rufael

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    This paper tests the cointegration and causal relationship between aggregate public R&D and private R&D for Taiwan for the period 1979-2007 using a newly developed cointegration test proposed by Pesaran et al. (2001) and using a modified version of the Granger causality test due to Toda and Yamamoto (1995). The paper finds a long run cointegrating relationship between public and private R&D and a bi-directional causality where they complement each other. The Government of the ROC should continue to invest not only to stimulate private R&D but also to enable the country to compete more globally in technology-intensive products.

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    Article provided by Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics in its journal Journal Of Economic Development.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 59-69

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    Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:34:y:2009:i:1:p:59-69

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    Keywords: Taiwan; Public and Private R&D; Bounds Test; Causality; Impulse Response;

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