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R&D and Productivity: The International Connection

Elhanan Helpman

NBER Working Paper No. 6101
Issued in July 1997
NBER Program(s):   ITI

Countries differ greatly in R&D spending, and these differences are particularly striking when comparing developed with developing countries. The paper examines the extent to which the benefits of R&D are concentrated in the investing countries. It is argued that significant benefits spill over to other countries in the world. The argument is supported by quantitative estimates of such cross-country effects.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w6101

Published: Razin. A. and E. Sadka (eds.) The Economics of Globalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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