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R&D Spillovers and Global Growth

  • Tamim Bayoumi
  • David T. Coe
  • Elhanan Helpman

We examine the growth promoting roles of R&D, international R&D spillovers, and trade in a world econometric model. A country can raise its total factor productivity by investing in R&D. But countries can also boost their productivity by trading with other countries that have large stocks of knowledge from their cumulative R&D activities. We use a special version of MULTIMOD that incorporates R&D spillovers among industrial countries and from industrial countries to developing countries. Our simulations suggest that R&D, R&D spillovers, and trade play important roles in boosting growth in industrial and developing countries.

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Date of creation: Jun 1996
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Publication status: published as Journal of International Economics, Vol. 47, no. 2 (April 1999): 399-428.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:5628
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