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Losing the Edge at the Final Frontier: A Relative Decline in Scientific Inputs and its Consequences
Applied Econometric and International Development (2007)
  • Atin Basu Choudhary, Virginia Military Institute
  • Michael Reksulak, Georgia Southern University
Abstract

This paper proposes a model of scientific output utilizing a Cobb-Douglas production function. We employ a newly available panel dataset to analyze patterns of investment in research across countries and their consequences for research leadership. Results suggest some evidence that the demographic mix of a country may matter more than previously thought in determining scientific output relative to R&D spending and the existing stock of scientific output.

Keywords
  • technology,
  • demographics,
  • innovation,
  • growth,
  • development
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Atin Basu Choudhary and Michael Reksulak. "Losing the Edge at the Final Frontier: A Relative Decline in Scientific Inputs and its Consequences" Applied Econometric and International Development Vol. 7 Iss. 2 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/atinbasu/6/