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Technological Spillovers and Productivity in Italian Manufacturing Firms

Giuseppe Medda () and Claudio Piga ()

Working Paper series from Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis

Abstract: We study whether a firmÂ’s total factor productivity dynamics is positively influenced by its own R&D activity and by the technological spillovers generated at the intra- and inter-sectorial level. Our approach corrects simultaneously for the endogeneity and the selectivity biases introduced by the use of a firm's own R&D as a regressor. A firm's involvement in R&D activities accounts for significant productivity gains. Firms also benefit from spillovers originating from their own industries, as well as from innovative upstream sectors.

Keywords: R&D; TFP; selectivity; treatment effect (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 C80 D24 O30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-07
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