KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Cross-country difference in R&D productivity Comparison of 11 European economies
() and Maxim Savin
Abstract: This paper examines differences in R&D productivity across
a group of geographically adjacent economies. By distributing close to
355,000 patents across 18 industries in 11 countries, we find clear and
systematic country patterns when taking into account differences in
industrial structure, institutional arrangements and R&D intensity. This
finding supports the argument that innovation systems are important for an
industry’s capacity to generate new patentable knowledge.
Keywords: Patent; R&D; Innovation; international comparison; panel data; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: L60; O33; O50; (follow links to similar papers)
36 pages, December 19, 2012, Revised March 13, 2013
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