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R&D Spillovers and Export Performance: Evidence from the OECD Countries

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  • Miguel León-Ledesma

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Recent empirical literature on trade performance has emphasised the role played by domestic R&D in boosting international competitiveness. These models, based on technology-related theories of trade, find empirical support for this hypothesis. In this paper we go further and test whether trading partners' R&D has a positive effect on domestic exports through trade-related international R&D spillovers. We find support for the hypothesis that R&D spillovers increase competitiveness of the trading partners. This has important implications for recent theories of growth that emphasise the role of international trade as the main factor promoting technology diffusion and growth.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Kent in its series Studies in Economics with number 0014.

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Keywords: R&D spillovers; export functions; panel cointegration;

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  1. B. Michael Gilroy & Elmar Lukas & Christian Heimann, 2013. "Technologiestandort Deutschland und internationale Wissensspillover, Welchen Einfluss nehmen auslaendische MNU auf deutsche Exporte?," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 233(5-6), pages 575-599, October.
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  3. Gu, Weishi & Awokuse, Titus O. & Yuan, Yan, 2008. "The Contribution of Foreign Direct Investment to China's Export Performance: Evidence from Disaggregated Sectors," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6453, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. Xiaohui Liu & Chang Shu, 2003. "Determinants of Export Performance: Evidence from Chinese Industries," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 36(1), pages 45-67, March.

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