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Total Factor Productivity and R&D Capital in Manufacturing Industries

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  • Jeong Yeon Lee

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    (Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University)

  • Jung Woo Kim

    (Samsung Economic Research Insitute)

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    This study analyzes total factor productivity in manufacturing industries for a sample of OECD countries. The estimates of Malmquist indexes clearly indicate that research and development (R&D) capital is an important determinant of productivity growth in manufacturing industries. The empirical results also show that it is the pace, not the intensity, of R&D investment that is significantly related to the extent to which R&D capital formation contributes to output growth. Furthermore, this study finds that productivity gains in manufacturing industries depend importantly on R&D spillovers as well.

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    Paper provided by East-West Center, Economics Study Area in its series Economics Study Area Working Papers with number 89.

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    Length: pages 16
    Date of creation: Jun 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ewc:wpaper:wp89

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