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Productivity growth and R&D spillovers in Japanese manufacturing industry


  • Hyeog Ug Kwon


This paper estimates the contribution of R&D spillovers to productivity growth Japanese manufacturing industry by estimating two alternative measures of productivity growth and two different types of R&D spillovers. The results suggest that TFP growth is affected neither by rent R&D spillovers nor by knowledge R&D spillovers. However, knowledge R&D spillovers were found to have an effect on technical change.

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  • Hyeog Ug Kwon, 2004. "Productivity growth and R&D spillovers in Japanese manufacturing industry," Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series d03-16, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hst:hstdps:d03-16

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    total factor productivity; technical change; rent R&D spillover; knowledge R&D spillover; Japan;

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