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Gasto en investigación y desarrollo y productividad en la industria manufacturera mexicana

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  • René Cabral

    (ITESM)

  • Franco Jair González

    (ITESM)

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We study the effects of R&D on productivity across a sample of 17 Mexican manufacturing sectors from 1994 to 2007. Employing panel data methods we find some interesting results. First, ordinary least squares estimates suggest a strong link between R\&D expenditure and productivity. Second, after controlling for heterogeneity and endogeneity problems such evidence disappears. Third, partitioning our sample according to R&D intensity criteria, we even observe negative effects on productivity from those industries that employ that resource more intensively.

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  • René Cabral & Franco Jair González, 2014. "Gasto en investigación y desarrollo y productividad en la industria manufacturera mexicana," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 29(1), pages 27-55.
  • Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:29:y:2014:i:1:p:27-55
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    1. Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys & Salinas, Angel, 2000. "How Mexico's financial crisis affected income distribution," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2406, The World Bank.
    2. Gerardo Esquivel, 2011. "The Dynamics of Income Inequality in Mexico since NAFTA," ECONOMIA JOURNAL OF THE LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION, ECONOMIA JOURNAL OF THE LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION, vol. 0(Fall 2011), pages 155-188, August.
    3. Borraz Fernando & Lopez-Cordova Jose Ernesto, 2007. "Has Globalization Deepened Income Inequality in Mexico?," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 7(1), pages 1-57, February.
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    Keywords

    R&D expenditure; manufacturing industry; Mexico; panel data.;

    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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