R&D Spillovers: A Non-Spatial and a Spatial Examination

Gumprecht, Daniela (2007) R&D Spillovers: A Non-Spatial and a Spatial Examination. Austrian Journal of Statistics, 36 (1). pp. 3-15. ISSN 1026-597X

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In recent years there were many debates and different opinions whether R&D spillover effects exist or not. In 1995 Coe and Helpman published a study about this phenomenon, based on a panel dataset, that supports the position that such R&D spillover effects are existent. However, this survey was criticized and many different suggestions for improvement came from the scientific community. Some of them were selected and analysed and finally led to a new model. And even though this new model is well compatible with the data, it leads to different conclusions, namely that there does not exist an R&D spillover effect. These different results were the motivation to run a spatial analysis, which can be done by considering the countries as regions and using an adequate spatial link matrix. The used methods from the field of spatial econometrics are described briefly and quite general, and finally the results from the spatial models (the ones which correspond to the non-spatial ones) are compared with the results from the non-spatial analysis. The preferred model supports the position that R&D spillover effects exist.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Fixed Effects, Random Coefficients, Panel Data Model, Spatial Data, SAR Error Model.
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 10:50
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 09:31
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URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5388


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