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Technology Flows Between Industries: Identification and Productivity Effects

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  • Wolfgang Keller

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This paper investigates whether the Yale Technology Concordance (YTC) succeeds in identzbing technology flows between sectors. As a test, total factor productivity (TFP)-R&D regressions based on the YTC matrix are compared with regressions using technology flow data constructed fram input-output matrices and randomly created interindusty linkages. Because results based on the YTC do not dzffer markedly from the other estimates, one cannot easily infer @om the empirical evidence whether the YTC matrix appropriately captures interindusty technology flows or not.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economic Systems Research.

Volume (Year): 9 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 213-219

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:9:y:1997:i:2:p:213-219

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Keywords: Yale Technology Concordance; total factor productivity; R&D spillovers; input-output data; USA;

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  1. Tingvall, Patrik Gustavsson & Poldahl, Andreas, 2011. "Determinants of Firm R&D: The Role of Relationship-specific Interactions for R&D Spillovers," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 251, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  2. Poldahl, Andreas & Gustavsson Tingvall, Patrik, 2005. "Is There Really an Inverted U-shaped Relation Between Competition and R&D?," Working Paper Series 204, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.
  3. Gong, Guan & Keller, Wolfgang, 2003. "Convergence and polarization in global income levels: a review of recent results on the role of international technology diffusion," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 1055-1079, June.
  4. Poldahl, Andreas, 2004. "Domestic vs. International Spillovers: Evidence from Swedish Firm Level Data," Working Paper Series 200, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.
  5. Andreas Poldahl, 2006. "Domestic vs. International Spillovers: Evidence from Swedish Firm Level Data," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 6(3), pages 277-294, December.
  6. Fernández Vázquez, Esteban & Los, Bart, 2007. "A Maximum Entropy Approach to the Indenitication of Productive Technology Spillovers," Discussion Papers 1106, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
  7. Habi Yaremye, Alexis, 2008. "Economic Proximity and Technology Flows: South Africa?s Influence and the Role of Technological Interaction in Botswana?s Diversification Effort," Working Paper Series RP2008/92, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  8. Wolfgang Keller, 2001. "International Technology Diffusion," NBER Working Papers 8573, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  9. Roberto ESPOSTI, 2000. "Public R&D Design and Technological Spill-Ins. A Dynamic Model," Working Papers 136, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
  10. Blalock, Garrick & Veloso, Francisco M., 2007. "Imports, Productivity Growth, and Supply Chain Learning," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 35(7), pages 1134-1151, July.

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