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How National and International Financial Development Affect Industrial R&D

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  • Keith E. Maskus
  • Rebecca Neumann
  • Tobias Seidel

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We examine the impacts of both domestic and international financial market development on R&D intensities in 22 manufacturing industries in 18 OECD countries for the period 1990-2003. We take account of such industry characteristics as the need for external financing and the amount of tangible assets. Multiple forms of domestic financial development are important determinants of R&D intensity but only foreign direct investment is significant among alternative measures of international financial development. We find the strongest effects for private bond-market capitalization, while FDI, private credit by banks, and stock-market capitalization have similar effects in terms of magnitude.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 3480.

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Keywords: R&D; financial systems; financial development; international financial integration;

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