International Technology Diffusion

60 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2001 Last revised: 26 Jun 2012

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Wolfgang Keller

University of Colorado; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: October 2001

Abstract

I discuss the concept and empirical importance of international technology diffusion from the point of view of recent work on endogenous technological change. In this literature, technology is viewed as technological knowledge. I first review the major concepts, and how international technology diffusion relates to other factors affecting economic growth in open economies. The following main section of the paper provides a review of recent empirical results on (i) basic results in international technology diffusion; (ii) the importance of specific channels of diffusion, in particular trade and foreign direct investment; (iii) the spatial distribution of technological knowledge, and (iv) other issues.

Suggested Citation

Keller, Wolfgang, International Technology Diffusion (October 2001). NBER Working Paper No. w8573. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=288486

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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