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Technological Spillovers -- The Argument For Trade?

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  • Czap, Hans J.
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    This paper examines the validity of anti-trade arguments that are based on the absence of technological spillovers. Results of a pooled cross-section time-series analysis for developing countries fail to support the existence of technological spillovers. Findings of learning-by-doing effects indicate that protectionism might be beneficial under certain circumstances.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO with number 20017.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:20017

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    Keywords: development; international trade; technological spillovers; protectionism; International Development; International Relations/Trade;

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