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Building BRICS: 2-Stage DEA analysis of R&D Efficiency

  • Yuezhou Cai, Aoife Hanley

Should inputs such as bank finance affect innovation in BRICS vs. developed countries similarly? Arguably these elasticities may depend on a country’s economic progress (Gerschenkron, 1962; Liu and White, 2001). Applying a combination of DEA and Tobit to a sample of 22 countries, we show how innovation (measured patents, scientific publications and high-tech sectoral output) responds favourably to private-sector R&D. No significant differences are recorded for BRICS countries. Differences emerge between BRICS and non-BRICS for the elasticity of innovative efficiency to banking inputs

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1788.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1788
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