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Product variety, product quality, and evidence of Schumpeterian endogenous growth: a note

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Using US manufacturing industry data, this paper re-examines empirical evidence of first- and second-generation Schumpeterian models of endogenous growth focusing on innovation (patent) quality. It shows that semi-endogenous growth models behave better than the other strands of Schumpeterian theory especially in the knowledge-intensive section of the economy.

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  • Francesco Venturini, 2011. "Product variety, product quality, and evidence of Schumpeterian endogenous growth: a note," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 93/2011, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.
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    fully endogenous growth theory; semi-endogenous growth theory; innovation quality; US manufacturing; high-tech industries.;

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    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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