Razzak, Weshah and Stillman, Steve and Johnson, Robin (2005): Has New Zealand benefited from its investments in research & development? Forthcoming in: Applied Economics (2007)
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We use panel data for nine industries to evaluate research and development (R&D) investments in New Zealand over the past forty years. We estimate the impact of R&D stocks in a particular industry on output per person in that industry and on output per person in the rest of the economy. We examine both public and private R&D investments. Privately provided R&D has a statistically significant positive impact on own-industry output per person, suggesting it increases productivity. However, publicly provided R&D has no impact on own-industry output per person. There is also evidence that private R&D in certain industries positively affects output per person in the rest of the economy, i.e. it generates positive spillovers. There is no evidence of positive spillovers from publicly provided R&D.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Department of Labour - New Zealand|
|Original Title:||Has New Zealand benefited from its investments in research & development?|
|Keywords:||R&D; spillovers; productivity|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C13 - Estimation: General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
|Depositing User:||Weshah Razzak|
|Date Deposited:||23. Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 20:36|
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