Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/29828
Authors: 
Schmidt-Ehmcke, Jens
Zloczysti, Petra
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 884
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes research efficiency at the industry level in manufacturing for 13 European member and four nonmember countries during 2000 and 2004. A unique dataset was compiled that matches patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO) to industry-specific R&D inputs from EU KLEMS. We find that Germany, the United States, and Denmark have the highest efficiency scores on average in total manufacturing. The main industries that are at the technology frontier are those involved in electrical and optical equipment and machinery. Separate frontier estimations for these industries, conducted without the constraint of a constant technology frontier, provide additional support for our results.
Subjects: 
R&D efficiency
industry level
data envelopment analysis
manufacturing
JEL: 
C14
L60
O31
O57
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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