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Heterogeneous ideas production and endogenous growth: an empirical investigation

Luintel, Kul and Khan, Mosahid 2009. Heterogeneous ideas production and endogenous growth: an empirical investigation. Canadian Journal of Economics 42 (3) , pp. 1176-1205. 10.1111/j.1540-5982.2009.01543.x

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Abstract

We examine the dynamics of ideas production and knowledge-productivity relationship in a panel of 19 OECD countries. A new data set of triadic patents is used. We rigorously address the issues of cross-country heterogeneity and endogeneity. Domestic and foreign ideas stocks exert positive but heterogeneous effects on ideas production. We find evidence of duplicate R&D but little support for endogenous growth. Countries with low domestic ideas bases could considerably improve productivity through ideas accumulation; however, this effect is modest for countries with sizeable ideas bases. An implication is that country-specific R&D policy appears potentially more effective than the one-size-fits-all approach.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0008-4085
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/18535

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