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Working Paper 11-08 - Les déterminants de l’innovation dans une petite économie ouverte : le cas de la Belgique
[Working Paper 11-08 - Determinants of innovation in a small open economy: the case of Belgium]

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  • Bernadette Biatour
  • Chantal Kegels
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    Using dynamic panel data on 20 Belgian market sectors over 1987-2005, the paper analyses the link between Multifactor Productivity (MFP) growth and three frequently cited determinants: business R&D, labour skills and ICT use. The theoretical framework of the analysis is given by the Aghion-Howitt model which explains the rate of MFP growth by the distance to the world technology frontier.

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    Paper provided by Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium in its series Working Papers with number 0811.

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    Date of creation: 29 Jun 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:fpb:wpaper:0811

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    Keywords: Economic growth; ICT; Innovation; Technology frontier;

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