Modelling the joint impact of R&D and ICT on productivity: a frontier analysis approach

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Pieri, F., Vecchi, M. and Venturini, F. 2017. Modelling the joint impact of R&D and ICT on productivity: a frontier analysis approach. Universita' degli Studi di Trento.
TypeWorking paper
TitleModelling the joint impact of R&D and ICT on productivity: a frontier analysis approach
AuthorsPieri, F., Vecchi, M. and Venturini, F.
Abstract

This study explores the channels through which technological investments affect productivity performance of industrialized economies. Using a Stochastic Frontier Model (SFM) we estimate the productivity effects of R&D and ICT for a large sample of OECD industries between 1973 and 2007, identifying four channels of transmission: input accumulation, technological change, technical efficiency and spillovers. Our results show that ICT has been particularly effective in reducing production inefficiency and in generating inter-industry spillovers, while R&D has raised the rate of technical change and favoured knowledge spillovers within sectors. We also quantify the contribution of technological investments to output and TFP growth documenting that R&D and ICT accounted for almost 95% of TFP growth in the OECD area.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherUniversita' degli Studi di Trento
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Print28 Nov 2017
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Deposited28 Nov 2017
Accepted28 Nov 2017
Output statusPublished
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DEM Working Papers: N. 2017/13

Web address (URL)http://www.economia.unitn.it/71/dem-working-papers
Institution nameUniversity of Trento, Italy
Department nameDepartment of Economics and Management
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