n South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - Openness, technological spillovers in the R&D sector and economic growth : economics
|Article Title||Openness, technological spillovers in the R&D sector and economic growth : economics|
|© Publisher:||University of Pretoria|
|Journal||South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Author||Pei-Pei Chen and Rangan Gupta|
|Publication Date||Mar 2010|
|Pages||1 - 7|
|Keyword(s)||F43, Growth, O32, O41, Research and development and Trade openness|
ISI Social Science
Recent studies have pointed out that trade liberalisation leads to technological spillovers, which tend to improve the efficiency of the domestic research and development (R&D) sector, and ultimately boost economic growth. In this paper, we theoretically formalise the above-mentioned relationship between trade openness and growth, via knowledge spillover in the R&D sector. We show that, under certain conditions, an increase in the degree of openness not only enhances growth, but also improves the standard of living. The study, thus, prescribes policies of developing and improving the domestic R&D sector in order to reap the benefits of trade liberalisation.
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