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Productivity growth, convergence, and trade in a panel of manufacturing industries

Cameron, Gavin, Proudman, James and Redding, Stephen (1999) Productivity growth, convergence, and trade in a panel of manufacturing industries. 428. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper analyses the determinants of productivity growth in a panel of UK manufacturing industries. Two potential sources of productivity growth are identified: domestic innovation and technology transfer from a frontier economy. We examine the roles played by R & D expenditure and international trade in explaining each source of productivity growth. R & D expenditure is found to raise the domestic rate of innovation, while international trade facilitates the transfer of technologies to the non-frontier economy.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 1999 the authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Economics
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 428
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2008 12:00
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3722/

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