Technology Diffusion across Regions

Anja Sebbesen

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Abstract

Until recently, the geographical coverage of empirical studies on regional technology diffusion was usually rather limited or biased towards the industrialized world. This paper extends the sample of analysis and investigates regional TFP growth and the factors determining productivity spillovers for an extensive amount of regions. Nonlinearities in the effects of the explanatory variables as well as spatial spillovers are considered in the estimation model. The findings confirm a robust direct impact of technological catch-up on regional TFP growth. Catch-up speeds increase with higher levels of human capital and in countries with larger inflows of FDI. Furthermore, positive spatial spillovers of technology levels are observed.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWU Vienna University of Economics and Business
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023

Publication series

SeriesDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
Number337

WU Working Paper Series

  • Department of Economics Working Paper Series

Keywords

  • Regional TFP growth
  • transmission channels
  • spatial spillovers
  • human capital
  • spatial switching regression

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