David, Paul and Aghion, Philippe (2008): Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Growth: Linking Policy Research and Practice in "STIG Systems".
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This paper reflects on the relevance of "systems-theoretic" approaches to theinterdependent policy issues relating to the dynamics of science, technology and innovation and their relationship to economic growth. Considering the approach that characterizes much of the current economics literature's treatment of technology and growth policies, we pose the critical question: what kind of systems paradigm is likely to prove particularly fruitful in that particular problem-domain? Evolutionary, neo-Schumpeterian, and complex system dynamics approaches are conceptually attractive, and we examine their respective virtues and limitations. Both qualities are redily visible when one tries to connect systems-relevant research with practical policy-making in this field.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Growth: Linking Policy Research and Practice in "STIG Systems"|
|Keywords:||science and technology policy, innovation policy, R&D subsidies, IPR, systems research, economic growth theory, complementarities, positive feedbacks, complexity, market failurees, policy implementation failures|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D50 - General
|Depositing User:||Paul A . David|
|Date Deposited:||12. Dec 2008 17:45|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 18:33|
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