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Assessing The Possibilities Of Filling The Gap Between Romania And The Eu In The Rdi Field


  • Sandu, Steliana
  • Paun, Cristian


In the specialised literature there are several established models and methods for measuring the time required to fill the gap between various systems, by assessing the rate of development required to reach a certain reference level in a determined period of time. These models are known as “catching-up models”. The purpose of this study is the assessment, based on such models, of the pace required to fill the gap between Romania and the EU in the R&D field as well as of the factors that condition the pace required to achieve convergence with EU-25 average.

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  • Sandu, Steliana & Paun, Cristian, 2010. "Assessing The Possibilities Of Filling The Gap Between Romania And The Eu In The Rdi Field," Working Papers of National Institute of Economic Research 100204, National Institute of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:ror:wpince:100204

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    1. SANDU Steliana & ANGHEL Irina, 2015. "The Road To Higer Performance Of Two Eu Modest Innovators," Annals - Economy Series, Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 0, pages 314-322, July.

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    catching-up models; gap filling; RDI public private funding;

    JEL classification:

    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education


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