The role of R&D and patent activity in economic growth: some empirical evidence
Marieke Rensman and
Gerard Kuper ()
No 99C03, Research Report from University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management)
This paper explains growth of labour productivity through (inter)national spillovers from R&D and patenting. We develop a formal model that is tested for Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America using a new set of panel data. The results indicate that, for the period 1957 until 1991, domestic R&D has an indirect and positive impact on productivity growth for the economy as a whole via technological catch up. For the period 1974–1991 we only find such a postive effect for French manufacturing.
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