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International R&D spillovers and productivity growth in the agricultural sector. A panel cointegration approach

Gutierrez, Luciano and Gutierrez, Michele Mario (2003) International R&D spillovers and productivity growth in the agricultural sector. A panel cointegration approach. European Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 30 (3), p. 281-303. eISSN 1464-3618. Article.

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Abstract

We use the new growth theory framework and panel cointegration techniques to analyse the effect of international agricultural technological spillovers on total factor productivity growth for a sample of 47 countries during the period 1970–1992. The analysis shows that total factor productivity is strongly influenced by domestic as well as foreign public research and development (R&D) spending in the agricultural sector. Geographical factors matter, in that countries located in temperate zones benefit from technological spillovers more than countries located in tropical zones. We find that the rate of return to agricultural R&D spending is higher in tropical countries. This could justify new support and an even greater investment in agricultural R&D for these countries.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:4315
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Technology spillover, agricultural productivity, panel cointegration, tropical and temperate zones, agricultural research and development
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/01 Economia ed estimo rurale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Economia e sistemi arborei
Publisher:Oxford University Press
eISSN:1464-3618
Deposited On:23 Aug 2010 13:57

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