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R&D, innovation and productivity

Pierre Mohnen ()

No 16, MERIT Working Papers from United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)

Abstract: This paper reviews various technological indicators from innovation inputs to innovation outputs, pointing out their strengths and weaknesses and the consequent caution that is in order when using these data for economic analysis. It briefly explains the theoretical link between innovation and productivity growth and then compares the estimated magnitudes of that relationship using the different innovation indicators.

Keywords: innovation; productivity; indicators (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 O31 O33 O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cse, nep-eff, nep-ind, nep-ino, nep-sbm and nep-tid
Date: 2019-05-06
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