The Regional Dimension of North-South Trade-Related R&D Spillovers
AbstractThis paper examines the impact of trade with Japan, North America, and the European Union on technology diffusion and total factor productivity growth in Korea, Mexico, and Jordan. Measures of foreign research and development are constructed based on industry-specific research and development in the North, North-South trade patterns, and input-output relations in the South. The findings show that technology diffusion and productivity gains tend to be regional. Jordan benefits mainly from trade with the European Union, Korea from trade with Japan, and Mexico from trade with North America. In other words, the dynamic version of the ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂnatural trading partnersÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ hypothesis holds for these countries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4826.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2009
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North-South Trade; R&D; Regional Spillovers;
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- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
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