R&D in developing countries : what should governments do?

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dc.contributor.author Neary, J. Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T13:58:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T13:58:47Z
dc.date.issued 1999-11-10
dc.identifier.other 199927 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3042
dc.description.abstract I consider the implications of recent research for R&D policy in developing countries. Typical new growth models, which assume free entry and no strategic behaviour by R&D producers, are less appropriate for policy guidance than strategic oligopoly models. But the latter have ambiguous implications for targeted R&D subsidies, and caution against the anti-competitive effects of research joint ventures. A better policy is to raise the economy-wide level of research expertise. This avoids the need for governments to pick winners, is less prone to capture, and dilutes the strategic disincentive to undertake R&D with unappropriable spillovers. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP99/27 en
dc.subject R&D spillovers en
dc.subject R&D cooperative agreements en
dc.subject Research Joint Ventures en
dc.subject Strategic trade and industrial policy en
dc.subject Absorptive capacity en
dc.subject.classification F12 en
dc.subject.classification F13 en
dc.subject.classification O31 en
dc.subject.lcsh Developing countries--Economic policy en
dc.subject.lcsh Research, Industrial--Developing countries en
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial productivity--Developing countries en
dc.subject.lcsh Research and development partnership--Developing countries en
dc.subject.lcsh Absorptive capacity (Economics) en
dc.title R&D in developing countries : what should governments do? en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Neary|J. Peter|aut|UCD0042 en

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