Innovations, Spill-over Effects and Economic Growth

Forskningsenhed: EPRU

Using a new dataset on imports of technology and total factor productivity (TFP) over more than a century for the OECD countries, this paper tests for international technological transmission through trade. The empirical estimates suggest that imports of knowledge have been responsible for an almost 200% increase in TFP over the past century, but that the spillover effect has been highly unevenly distributed across countries, but has contributed to TFP convergence among the OECD countries.

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You can read the Working paper Technology Spillover through Trade and TFP Convergence: 120 Years of Evidence for the OECD Countries by Jakob Brøchner Madsen, 2005-01 here

and below you can read the Journal articles

Economic Growth, TFP Convergence and the World Export of Ideas: A Century of Evidence, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 110(1), 145–167, 2008, Jakob Brøchner Madsen here

Technology spillover through trade and TFP convergence: 135 years of evidence for the OECD countries, Journal of International Economics 72 (2007) 464–480, Jakob Brøchner Madsen Jakob B. Madsen here

Semi-endogenous versus Schumpeterian growth models: testing the knowledge production function using international data, Journal of Economic Growth(2008) 13:1–26, Jakob B. Madsen here

Are there diminishing returns to R&D?, Economics Letters 95 (2007) 161–166, Jakob Brøchner Madsen here