NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

International Technology Diffusion

Wolfgang Keller

NBER Working Paper No. 8573
Issued in October 2001
NBER Program(s):   ITI   PR

I discuss the concept and empirical importance of international technology diffusion from the point of view of recent work on endogenous technological change. In this literature, technology is viewed as technological knowledge. I first review the major concepts, and how international technology diffusion relates to other factors affecting economic growth in open economies. The following main section of the paper provides a review of recent empirical results on (i) basic results in international technology diffusion; (ii) the importance of specific channels of diffusion, in particular trade and foreign direct investment; (iii) the spatial distribution of technological knowledge, and (iv) other issues.

download in pdf format
   (355 K)

email paper

This paper is available as PDF (355 K) or via email.

Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX

Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w8573

Published: Keller, Wolfgang. "International Technology Diffusion." Journal of Economic Literature, September 2004, 42(3): 752-782 citation courtesy of

Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded these:
Coe and Helpman w4444 International R&D Spillovers
Caselli and II w8130 Cross-Country Technology Diffusion: The Case of Computers
Keller w7509 Geographic Localization of International Technology Diffusion
Keller w8150 The Geography and Channels of Diffusion at the World's Technology Frontier
Keller w15442 International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Technology Spillovers
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Data
People
About

Support
National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us