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Granger causality test on R&D spatial spillovers and productivity growth

  • Wen-Cheng Lu
  • Jong-Rong Chen
  • Chia-Ling Wang

This paper uses panel data of Taiwanese electronics firms to investigate the Granger causality relationship between R&D and productivity growth, while taking into account the effect of R&D spatial spillovers. Unlike previous studies, the R&D spatial spillover effect is calculated by a geographic formula of longitude and latitude. Before determining the direction of causality between the TFP growth and R&D effort, we execute the panel unit root test to examine the stationarity of the data. Results indicate that all variables in the model are stationary, and that R&D stock and R&D spatial spillovers Granger cause productivity growth.

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Volume (Year): 13 (2006)
Issue (Month): 13 ()
Pages: 857-861

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