Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71563
Authors: 
Griffith, Rachel
Redding, Stephen
Simpson, Helen
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 02/22
Abstract: 
This paper investigates whether there is convergence in Total Factor Productivity towards the technological frontier at the establishment level. We find convergence to the frontier is statistically and quatatively important, suggesting the existence of technology spillovers. Foreign multinationals make up a significant proportion of establishments at the technological frontier, and therefore make a contribution to productivity growth through technology transfer. We also find evidence that increased foreign presence within an industry raises the speed of convergence to the technological frontier.
Subjects: 
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
knowledge spillovers
competition
JEL: 
F23
O33
O47
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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