International Medical Technology Diffusion

University of Cyprus Working Paper Series No. 05-02

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Chris Papageorgiou

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department

Andreas Savvides

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Department of Economics & Legal Studies in Business

Marios Zachariadis

University of Cyprus; University of Cyprus

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Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

Does medical technology originating in countries close to the technology frontier have a significant impact on health outcomes in countries distant from this frontier? This paper considers a framework where lagging countries may benefit from medical technology (a result of research and development by countries close to the frontier) that is embodied in medical imports or diffuses in the form of ideas. Using a novel dataset from a cross-section of 73 technology-importing countries, we show that medical technology diffusion is an important contributor to improved health status, as measured by life expectancy and mortality rates.

Keywords: medical technology diffusion, health

JEL Classification: O30, O40

Suggested Citation

Papageorgiou, Chris and Savvides, Andreas and Zachariadis, Marios, International Medical Technology Diffusion (June 2005). University of Cyprus Working Paper Series No. 05-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=582502 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.582502

Chris Papageorgiou

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

Andreas Savvides

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Department of Economics & Legal Studies in Business ( email )

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Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

Marios Zachariadis (Contact Author)

University of Cyprus ( email )

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University of Cyprus ( email )

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