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Intra- and Inter-Industry Productivity Spillovers in OECD Manufacturing: A Spatial Econometric Perspective

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  • Harald Badinger
  • Peter Egger

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We adopt a spatial econometric approach to estimate intra- and inter-industry productivity spillovers in total factor productivity transmitted through input-output relations in a sample of 13 OECD countries and 15 manufacturing industries. Both R&D spillovers as well as remainder, input-output-related linkage effects are accounted for, the latter of which we model by a spatial regressive error process. We find that knowledge spillovers occur both horizontally and vertically, whereas remainder spillovers are primarily of intra-industry type. Notably, these intra-industry remainder spillovers turn out economically more significant than R&D spillovers.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 2181.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Keywords: intra-industry spillovers; inter-industry spillovers; productivity; spatial econometrics; research and development;

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