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Are International R&D Spillovers Trade-related? Analyzing Spillovers among Randomly Matched Trade Partners

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  • Wolfgang Keller

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In this paper, I analyze recent findings by Coe and Helpman (1995) of trade-related international R&D spillovers. I show generally that randomly created bilateral trade shares also give rise to large estimated international R&D spillovers; often, in fact, to larger estimated spillover effects which are more precisely estimated than by employing the 'true' bilateral trade shares. This casts some doubt on the earlier results in the literature.

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  • Wolfgang Keller, 1996. "Are International R&D Spillovers Trade-related? Analyzing Spillovers among Randomly Matched Trade Partners," International Trade 9608002, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:9608002
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    Keywords

    Bilateral Trade Patterns; R&D Spillovers; Technology Transmission; Monte-Carlo Methods;
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    JEL classification:

    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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