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A Causal Analysis of the R&D Interactions between the EU and the US
Global Economy Journal (2010)
  • Erdal Atukeren
Abstract
This paper examines the relationships between the aggregate R&D activities of the EU and the US using multivariate Granger-causality tests. Our estimation results indicate that the EU reacts positively to increases in R&D productivity in the US. On the other hand, R&D activity in the EU is a direct Granger-cause of both R&D and labour productivity in the US, and the effects are negative. It was shown in the literature that the US reacts submissively to successful Japanese R&D. We extend the literature by demonstrating that the US also reacts submissively to increased R&D effort in the EU.
Keywords
  • R&D races,
  • productivity spillovers,
  • Granger-causality,
  • EU's Lisbon targets
Publication Date
March 30, 2010
Citation Information
Erdal Atukeren. "A Causal Analysis of the R&D Interactions between the EU and the US" Global Economy Journal Vol. 7 Iss. 4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erdal_atukeren/1/