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Measuring the Impact of Direct and Indirect R&D on the Productivity Growth of Industries: Using the Yale Technology Concordance

Hans Meijl ()

Economic Systems Research, 1997, vol. 9, issue 2, 205-211

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of direct and indirect R&D on the productivity growth of 30 French industries during the period 1978-92. The main aim of this paper is to assess the appropriateness of the Yale Technology Concordance (YTC) as a proxy for indirect R&D flows. We compare the effect on productivity growth of the Yale proxy with the traditional proxy based on goods input-output flows, and assess their suitability for different groups of industries. Results indicate that the indirect YTC proxy performs slightly better than the traditional proxy, as a result of superior performance in the high-tech and service sectors in particular.

Keywords: Yale Technology Concordance; input-output data; total factor productiv-ity growth; R&D spillovers; France (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997
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