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Integración regional y difusión de tecnología: el caso uruguayo

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  • Adriana Peluffo

    () (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía)

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We examine the impact of trade related R&D spillovers from he country's partners in the MERCOSUR as well as from the EU and NAFTA blocs and the rest of the world on total factor productivity (TFP) for the Uruguayan case at the industry level, for the period 1988-1995. Furthermore we analyze the impact of domestic R&D in Uruguay. There is evidence of trade related technology diffusion from MERCOSUR partners to Uruguay, while domestic R&D as a positive impact on productivity. Thus, policies aimed to decreasing trade barriers within the MERCOSUR and promoting domestic R&D would enhance Uruguayan manufacturing productivity.

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  • Adriana Peluffo, 2011. "Integración regional y difusión de tecnología: el caso uruguayo," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 11-10, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
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    Keywords

    Trade; Technology spillovers; Technology transfer;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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