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Fabien Rondeau and Sébastien Pommier
 
''Factors of R&D spillovers and European integration''
( 2012, Vol. 32 No.3 )
 
 
We investigate factors of total factor productivity (TFP) interdependencies in a sample of 19 OECD countries for the period 1981-2009. Rolling cointegration relationships are estimated between TFP's level in order to measure productivity interdependencies across countries and over time. Besides the standard catch-up effect in productivity, results show that the R&D capital stock of a country is the main determinant of its technological catch-up within European countries. In contrast, those spillovers are mainly driven by trade and technological proximity for non-European countries.
 
 
Keywords: Trade, Growth, Integration, Specialization
JEL: F0 - International Economics: General
F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General
 
Manuscript Received : Apr 05 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 19 2012

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