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Factors of R&D spillovers and European integration


  • Fabien Rondeau

    () (CREM-CNRS 6211)

  • Sébastien Pommier

    () (CREM-CNRS 6211)


We investigate factors of total factor productivity (TFP) interdependencies in a sample of 19 OECD countries for the period 1981-2009. Rolling cointegration relationships are estimated between TFP's level in order to measure productivity interdependencies across countries and over time. Besides the standard catch-up effect in productivity, results show that the R&D capital stock of a country is the main determinant of its technological catch-up within European countries. In contrast, those spillovers are mainly driven by trade and technological proximity for non-European countries.

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  • Fabien Rondeau & Sébastien Pommier, 2012. "Factors of R&D spillovers and European integration," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(3), pages 1970-1977.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00279

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    Trade; Growth; Integration; Specialization;

    JEL classification:

    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance


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