Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71123
Authors: 
Belitz, Heike
Mölders, Florian
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1276
Abstract: 
The international transmission of knowledge through import spillovers, as a source of TFP growth, has received much attention in the literature. We investigate two additional direct channels through which R&D disseminates: the import of high-technology goods and the internationalization of business R&D. Building on an extensive dataset, covering both developing and industrial countries, we add foreign owned patents as a proxy for R&D activities of multinationals. While we confirm the significance of import spillovers for all countries included, we find additional spillovers for developing countries through the import of high-technology goods. Only developed economies seem to benefit from the diffusion of knowledge that originates through cross-border cooperation in R&D by multinationals.
Subjects: 
Productivity growth
Technology diffusion
Multinational enterprise
JEL: 
F14
F23
O47
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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