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The Role of Research and Innovation in Promoting Productivity in Chile

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  • José Miguel Benavente

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This paper continues the empirical research line started by Crepon et al. (1998) about the impact of research and development on innovation and innovation on productivity of firms. In this paper we estimate a structural model using Asymptotic Least Squares (ALS) which corrects for selectivity and simultaneity biases taking in consideration the particular characteristics of the available data. We find that most of the Schumpeterian hypotheses are confirmed: research and innovative activities are related with firm size and market power. However, in the case of Chile, firms productivity is not affected by innovative results nor by research expenditures in the short run.

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  • José Miguel Benavente, 2002. "The Role of Research and Innovation in Promoting Productivity in Chile," Working Papers wp200, University of Chile, Department of Economics.
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    1. Crepon, B. & Duguet, E. & Mairesse, J., 1998. "Research Investment, Innovation and Productivity: An Econometric Analysis at the Firm Level," Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications 98.15, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
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    Keywords

    R&D; innovation; productivity; Asymptotic Least Squares; structural estimation and censored data.;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D

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