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R&D and Productivity: The International Connection

  • Elhanan Helpman

Countries differ greatly in R&D spending, and these differences are particularly striking when comparing developed with developing countries. The paper examines the extent to which the benefits of R&D are concentrated in the investing countries. It is argued that significant benefits spill over to other countries in the world. The argument is supported by quantitative estimates of such cross-country effects.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 6101.

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Date of creation: Jul 1997
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Publication status: published as Razin. A. and E. Sadka (eds.) The Economics of Globalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:6101
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