North-South and South-South Trade-Related Technology Diffusion: An Industry Level Analysis

32 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2003

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Maurice Schiff

Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Marcelo Olarreaga

University of Geneva; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Yanling Wang

Carleton University

Date Written: January 2003

Abstract

This Paper examines the impact on TFP of North-South and South-South trade-related R&D spillovers. It is the first, as far as we know, to do so at the industry level for developing countries. North-South and South-South R&D flows are constructed based on industry-specific R&D in the North, North-South and South-South trade patterns, and input-output relations in the South. The main findings are: i) North-South and South-South R&D flows have a positive impact on TFP, though the former is larger; and ii) R&D-intensive industries benefit mainly from North-South R&D flows while low R&D-intensity industries benefit mainly from South-South R&D flows. These results have implications for the productivity dynamics of North-South and South-South regional integration.

Keywords: Technology diffusion, trade, developing countries

JEL Classification: F01

Suggested Citation

Schiff, Maurice W. and Olarreaga, Marcelo and Wang, Yanling, North-South and South-South Trade-Related Technology Diffusion: An Industry Level Analysis (January 2003). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3711. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=382342

Maurice W. Schiff (Contact Author)

Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )

Bonn
Germany

Marcelo Olarreaga

University of Geneva ( email )

40 Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve
Genève, GA CH - 1205
Switzerland

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Yanling Wang

Carleton University ( email )

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://https://carleton.ca/npsia/people/yanling-wang/

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