International Medical Technology Diffusion

Posted: 7 Jun 2007

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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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Abstract

Does medical technology generated in frontier countries have a significant impact on health outcomes in the rest of the world? This paper considers a framework where non-frontier countries may benefit from medical innovation that is embodied in medical imports or diffuses in the form of ideas. Using a novel dataset from a cross-section of 63 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: International technology diffusion, life expectancy, medical imports, medical students

JEL Classification: O30, O40

Suggested Citation

Papageorgiou, Chris and Savvides, Andreas and Zachariadis, Marios, International Medical Technology Diffusion. Journal of International Economics, Vol. 72, No. 2, pp. 409-427, July 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=991541

Chris Papageorgiou

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

700 19th Street NW
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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Cyprus
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University of Cyprus ( email )

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Nicosia CY 1678, Nicosia P.O. Box 2
Cyprus

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