Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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No 233: No. 233 Is China Different? A Meta-Analysis of the Growth-enhancing Effect from R&D Spending in China.

Christer Ljungwall () and Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall ()
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Christer Ljungwall: Copenhagen Business School
Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall: The Ratio Institute, Postal: The Ratio Institute, P.O. Box 5095, SE-102 42 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: Abstract: In this paper we examine whether China has benefited more from spending on R&D than other countries by conducting a meta-analysis of the relevant literature on a large number of countries at different stages of economic development. The results suggest that the growth-enhancing effect of R&D spending in China has been significantly weaker than that of other countries. It is thus unlikely that R&D spending has been successful as a key contributing factor to economic growth in China.

Keywords: meta-analysis; R&D; economic growth; China

JEL-codes: F43; O11; O33; O53

11 pages, August 12, 2014

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