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Innovation, Intangibles and Economic Growth: Towards A Comprehensive Accounting of the Knowledge Economy

  • Bart van Ark

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    (The Conference Board and University of Groningen)

  • Charles R. Hulten

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    (University of Maryland)

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    An earlier version of this paper was presented at a seminar on "Measurement of capital: beyond the traditional measures" at Conference of European Statisticians, 12 June 2007, Geneva; and at a conference on “Productivity and Innovation” organized by Statistics Sweden, October 24–25 2007, Grand Hotel, Saltsjöbaden. We are grateful to the participants for in these seminars for their comments. We also express our gratitude to our coauthors in the original projects underlying this paper, notably Marcel Timmer and Mary O’Mahony as concerning the EU KLEMS work, and Carol Corrado and Dan Sichel concerning the intangibles analysis for the United States. Any errors in this paper are of course entirely ours.

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    Paper provided by The Conference Board, Economics Program in its series Economics Program Working Papers with number 07-02.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2007
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