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Innovation Policy for Development: an Overview

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  • Manuel Trajtenberg
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    This paper was prepared for the LAEBA 2005 second annual meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is meant to provide a framework for thinking systematically about innovation policies for development, without venturing into specific, recipe-like policy recommendations. It does so by identifying and dissecting the key issues that arise in this context, and by examining in some detail the case of innovation policy in Israel, which sheds light both on the promise and the limitations of such policies.

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    Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 46598.

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    Date of creation: Nov 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:46598

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    Keywords: Integration & Trade; Innovation; Economic Development & Growth; R&D; ICTs;

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    1. Padilla-Pérez, Ramón & Gaudin, Yannick, 2014. "Science, technology and innovation policies in small and developing economies: The case of Central America," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 43(4), pages 749-759.

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