Sources of Knowledge and Productivity [E-Book]: How Robust is the Relationship? / Mosahid Khan and Kul Luintel
Khan, Mosahid.
Luintel, Kul.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2006
34 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers ; 2006/06
Science and Technology
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We estimate domestic productivity relationships for a sample of 16 OECD countries through probably the most general specification yet. We identify ten key determinants of productivity - all derived from different theoretical models. Our specification may address the potential problem of omitted variables. The issues of cross-country heterogeneity and endogeneity are addressed. The sources of knowledge appear robust in driving productivity; however, other determinants postulated by different theoretical models are also significant. The productivity relationships are heterogeneous across OECD countries implying that country-specific factors may play an important role in domestic productivity policy.