The Benefits of International Co-authorship in Scientific Papers [E-Book]: The Case of Wind Energy Technologies / Julie Poirier ... [et al]
Poirier, Julie.
Johnstone, Nick. / Haščič, Ivan. / Silva, Jérôme.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2015
28 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Environment Working Papers ; 81
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This paper presents an analysis of the effect of international co-authorship of scientific publications on patenting in wind energy technologies. It is found that the number of scientific publications co-authored by researchers in OECD countries has a positive and very significant impact on the number of wind energy innovations patented in OECD countries. However, non-OECD countries produce a greater number of patent filings when their researchers collaborate with OECD countries. This suggests that there exist knowledge spillovers between OECD and non-OECD countries that particularly benefit non-OECD countries. This empirical finding is important because it strengthens the case for international research cooperation between OECD and non-OECD countries in the area of climate mitigation.