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Investigando Interação E Mútua Determinação Entre Ciência E Tecnologia


  • Catari Vilela Chaves
  • Sueli Moro


The literature about the economics of science and technology (C&T) suggests not only that the technological innovation demands the expansion of the institutional borders between universities, research institutes, industrial firms and the financial system, but also that science leads as well as follows technology. Medical innovation, particularly, is very dependent on scientific research, which represents a source of information which in turn move the productive sector. The latter introduces a series of questions that motivate the researchers in their attempt to understand how to human body reacts to certain products and therapies. This article analyses the pattern of C&T interaction for both the national system of innovation (NSI) and the health innovation system. The panel data and simultaneous equations models analyze the interactions between C&T. The basic theory about the existence of a mutual sense of determination between them has been confirmed, which means that science moves technology and technology also influences scientific development. The estimated models, which use data from articles and patents as proxies of science and technology, represent just the tip of the iceberg related to a multifaceted and complex institutional arrangement, the NSI.

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  • Catari Vilela Chaves & Sueli Moro, 2005. "Investigando Interação E Mútua Determinação Entre Ciência E Tecnologia," Anais do XXXIII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 33th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 106, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2005:106

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    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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