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R&D expenditure in G7 countries and implications for endogenous fluctuations and growth

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  • Wälde, Klaus
  • Woitek, Ulrich

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The literature on endogenous growth cycles predicts countercyclical R&D expenditure. Aggregate R&D expenditure in G7 countries from 1973 to 1997 seems to be procyclical. Implications for future theoretical research are discussed. --

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Paper provided by Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economics in its series Dresden Discussion Paper Series in Economics with number 03/03.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:tuddps:0303

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Keywords: Cyclical Properties of R&D Expenditure; Growth Cycles;

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Cited by:
  1. Ander Pérez Orive, 2010. "Credit Constraints, Firms' Precautionary Investment, and the Business Cycle," Working Papers 506, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  2. Barbara Annicchiarico & Alessandra Pelloni, 2014. "Productivity growth and volatility: how important are wage and price rigidities?," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 66(1), pages 306-324, January.

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