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A simple index of innovation with complexity

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  • José Fernández Donoso

    (School of Business and Economics, Universidad del Desarrollo)

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Patents are the main source of data on innovation. Since most of the innovative activity happens outside of the patenting system, and since patents –and innovations- have different quality, complexity, and impact on each market, unweighted sums of patents and proxies are a bad indicator of a country’s innovative activity. I generate a very simple index of innovation that weights patents and exports by a complexity measure. Country rankings using this measure are consistent with market size, GDP per capita, and technological development of each country

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  • José Fernández Donoso, 2016. "A simple index of innovation with complexity," Serie Working Papers 04, Universidad del Desarrollo, School of Business and Economics.
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