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Trade and International R&D Spillovers among OECD Countries

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  • Mark Funk


    (Department of Economics, Saint Louis University)

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    This paper examines the relationship between trade patterns and international research-and-development (R&D) spillovers using Kao and Chiang’s (1998) and Kao’s (1999) recently developed panel cointegration techniques. Monte Carlo–type tests demonstrate that the choice of weights used in constructing foreign R&D stocks is informative of the spillover transmission when panel cointegration techniques are employed. However, the evidence does not support a relationship between import patterns and R&D spillovers. The relationship between export patterns and R&D spillovers is then considered. Consistent with recent theoretical models (Ben-David and Loewy 1998), the evidence suggests that exporters receive substantial R&D spillovers from their customers.

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    Article provided by Southern Economic Association in its journal Southern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 67 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 3 (January)
    Pages: 725-736

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    Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:67:3:y:2001:p:725-736
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