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How important is innovation? A Bayesian factor-augmented productivity model on panel data

  • Georges Bresson
  • Jean-Michel Etienne
  • Pierre Mohnen

This paper proposes a Bayesian approach to estimate a factor augmented productivity equation. We exploit the panel dimension of our data and distinguish individual-specic and time-specic factors. On the basis of 14 technology and infrastructure indicators from 37 countries over a 10-year period (1998 to 2007), we construct summary indicators of these two components and estimate their e ect on the growth and the international diff erences in GDP per capita.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:tep:teppwp:wp11-06
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