Relating the Knowledge Production Function to Total Factor Productivity : An Endogenous Growth Puzzle

Author/Editor:

Frederick L Joutz ; Yasser Abdih

Publication Date:

April 1, 2005

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Summary:

The knowledge production function is central to R&D-based growth models. This paper empirically investigates the knowledge production function and intertemporal spillover effects using cointegration techniques. Time-series evidence suggests there are two long-run cointegrating relationships. The first captures a long-run knowledge production function; the second captures a long-run positive relationship between TFP and the knowledge stock. The results indicate the presence of strong intertemporal knowledge spillovers and that the long-run impact of the knowledge stock on TFP is small. This evidence is interpreted in light of existing theoretical and empirical evidence on endogenous growth.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/74

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451860931/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005074

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

39

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