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A multi-country non-linear dynamical model for the study of European growth based on technology and business services

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  • Maggi, Bernardo
  • Muro, Daniel

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In this paper we study a model for endogenous growth based on technology diffusion across European countries with respect to the major foreign partners. To that aim we disentangle the dynamics of such a problem by considering the single contribution to growth of each country, arising from every other individual country and for every strategic variable of the model. Among those, business services play a leading role for the link supported between innovations and production. Moreover technology growth itself fosters the off-shoring process of business services. Our calculations are an outcome of a program we settled for a continuous time estimation which is, in its nature, suitable for the study of the dynamic systems.

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  • Maggi, Bernardo & Muro, Daniel, 2013. "A multi-country non-linear dynamical model for the study of European growth based on technology and business services," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 173-187.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:streco:v:25:y:2013:i:c:p:173-187
    DOI: 10.1016/j.strueco.2012.02.002
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    1. Rinaldo Evangelista & Matteo Lucchese & Valentina Meliciani, 2015. "Business services and the export performances of manufacturing industries," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 25(5), pages 959-981, November.
    2. repec:spr:joevec:v:28:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s00191-018-0550-z is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Bernardo Maggi & Daniel Muro, 2014. "A dynamical countries-interaction model based on technology for the study of European growth and stability," DSS Empirical Economics and Econometrics Working Papers Series 2014/1, Centre for Empirical Economics and Econometrics, Department of Statistics, "Sapienza" University of Rome.
    4. Bernardo Maggi, 2014. "ICT Stochastic Externalities and Growth: Missed Opportunities, Beyond Sustainability or What?," DSS Empirical Economics and Econometrics Working Papers Series 2014/4, Centre for Empirical Economics and Econometrics, Department of Statistics, "Sapienza" University of Rome.
    5. repec:eee:tefoso:v:125:y:2017:i:c:p:275-288 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Continuous time econometrics; Growth; Stability; Technology; Business services;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O21 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Planning Models; Planning Policy
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital

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