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Spatial R&D spillovers and economic growth: Evidence from West Germany

The paper bases itself on recent theoretical writings in growth economics that empha-size the effects of both own R&D efforts and of interregional technology spillovers on regions´ productivity. We propose robust estimation techniques to evaluate the R&D spillovers across West German functional regions during the period 1976 - 1996. The findings suggest the existence of knowledge spillovers across functional regional boundaries. Moreover, significant spillovers are mainly found among geographically close regions. This finding confirms the hypothesis that proximity matters.

Language
Englisch

Bibliographic citation
Series: HWWA Discussion Paper ; No. 98

Classification
Wirtschaft
Comparative Studies of Countries
Economic Growth of Open Economies
Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
Subject
R&D Spillovers
Economic Growth
Germany
Forschung
Spillover-Effekt
Regionales Wachstum
Produktivität
Räumliche Interaktion
Schätzung
Deutschland
Alte Bundesländer

Event
Geistige Schöpfung
(who)
Funke, Michael
Niebuhr, Annekatrin
Event
Veröffentlichung
(who)
Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)
(where)
Hamburg
(when)
2000

Handle
Last update
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Object type

  • Arbeitspapier

Associated

  • Funke, Michael
  • Niebuhr, Annekatrin
  • Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)

Time of origin

  • 2000

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