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Are student flows a significant channel of R&D spillovers from the north to the south?

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  • Le, Thanh

In global context, as human capital embodies technology, international student flows may channel R&D spillovers from developed countries to less developed ones. Empirical study on a data set of 76 developing countries during 1998-2005 lends strong support to this hypothesis.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 315-317

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:3:p:315-317
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