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Technology Spillovers and Trade:Empirical Evidence for the G7 Industrial Countries

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  • Petr Hanel
  • Sofiene Zorgati

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The paper tests a model of trade in manufacturing products of major G7 countries for the period 1974-1990. Earlier studies demonstrated that market shares are a function of relative export prices (unit export values) and a proxy for the comparative technological advantage (share of international R&D expenditures or patent counts). The present paper extends this approach by including an indicator of R&D spillovers in addition to direct R&D expenditures and other variables. The indicator for inter-industry flows of R&D spillovers is based on input-output matrices of patents using cross-classification of Canadian patents (PATDAT) according to the most likely 2 digit SIC industry of manufacture and use of the patented invention. The preliminary results suggest that technology spillovers received by an exporting country industry (sector) are rarely a significant determinant of its share of EEC imports.

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  • Petr Hanel & Sofiene Zorgati, 2000. "Technology Spillovers and Trade:Empirical Evidence for the G7 Industrial Countries," Cahiers de recherche 00-07, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
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    1. Paul Makdissi & Cyril Téjédo, 2000. "Problèmes d’appariement et politique de l’emploi," Cahiers de recherche 00-04, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    2. John Baldwin & Petr Hanel & David Sabourin, 2000. "Les déterminants des activités d’innovation dans les entreprises de fabrication canadiennes : le rôle des droits de propriété intellectuelle," Cahiers de recherche Statistique Canada No 11F, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    3. Pene Kalulumia & Denis Bolduc, 2004. "Generalized Mixed Estimation Of A Multinomial Discretecontinuous Choice Model For Electricity Demand," Cahiers de recherche 04-01, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    4. Pene Kalulumia, 2002. "Effects of government debt on interest rates: evidence from causality tests in johansen-type models," Cahiers de recherche 02-07, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    5. Petr Hanel, 2003. "Impact Of Government Support Programs On Innovation By Canadian Manufacturing Firms," Cahiers de recherche 04-02, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.

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