Spillover effects, linkage structure, and research and development

Edward N. Wolff, M. Ishaq Nadiri

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    We use US input-output data for the 1947-1977 period to analyse the relations among research and development (R&D), technical change, and intersectoral linkages. Our most novel finding is that among manufacturing industries, an industry's rate of technological progress is positively and significantly related to that of its supplying sectors. Another new finding is that among all sectors of the economy, a sector's R&D intensity and rate of technological progress positively affect its degree of linkage with other sectors. We also find significant spillovers from R&D embodied in new investment.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)315-331
    Number of pages17
    JournalStructural Change and Economic Dynamics
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Dec 1993

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics


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