Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/29763
Authors: 
Cullmann, Astrid
Schmidt-Ehmcke, Jens
Zloczysti, Petra
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 883
Abstract: 
This paper assesses the relative efficiency of knowledge production in the OECD using a nonparametric DEA approach. Resources allocated to R&D are limited and should therefore be used efficiently given the institutional and legal constraints. This paper presents efficiency scores based on an intertemporal frontier estimation for the period 1995 to 2004 and analyzes the impact of the regulatory environment using the single bootstrap procedure suggested by Simar and Wilson (2007). The empirical evidence supports the hypothesis that barriers to entry, aimed at reducing competition, lower research efficiency by attenuating the incentive to innovate and to allocate resources efficiently.
Subjects: 
R&D efficiency
data envelopment analysis
truncated regression
regulation
JEL: 
C14
C24
L50
O31
O57
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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