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Title:Examining US productivity: Knowledge flows from industry and country sources PDF Logo
Authors:Koch, William
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Working Papers, Santa Cruz Center for International Economics 08-19
Abstract:This paper examines Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and knowledge flows, using international patent data. The result is a measure of technology that isolates sources of innovation and their contributions to domestic TFP. Within-industry innovation enhances domestic productivity, and domestic between industry innovations are productivity enhancing. However, foreign-sourced between-industry innovation has a negative effect on domestic productivity. This highlights the dual aspect of patents as a measure of innovation. However, when controlling for domestic market structure, foreign-owned firm employment, or imports, foreign-sourced knowledge flows have potentially positive effects on domestic TFP. Overall results are sensitive to sectors and country of origin.
Subjects:productivity
patents
innovation
knowledge flows
JEL:F19
O3
O4
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, Santa Cruz Institute for International Economics, UC Santa Cruz

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