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The Job Creation Effect Of R&D Expenditures


In this study we use a unique database covering 25 manufacturing and service sectors for 16 European countries over the period 1996-2005, for a total of 2,295 observations, and apply GMM-SYS panel estimations of a demand-for-labour equation augmented with technology. We find that R&D expenditures have a job-creating effect, in accordance with the previous theoretical and empirical literature discussed in the paper. Interestingly enough, the labour-friendly nature of R&D emerges in both the flow and the stock specifications. These findings provide further justification for the European Lisbon-Barcelona targets.

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Volume (Year): 51 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
Pages: 96-113

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecp:v:51:y:2012:i:2:p:96-113
DOI: j.1467-8454.2012.00425.x
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