R&D, International Spillovers and Productivity Growth

Fredrik Sjöholm

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)


The study deals with R&D, international spillovers and productivity growth. More specifically the first issue we look at is whether R&D spillovers are transferred across different industries and countries. The effect of R&D conducted within the industry, as will as in other industries and countries, on productivity growth are examined. The second issue concerns what channels and factors facilitate the knowledge spillovers. Special emphasis is put on examining the effect on knowledge flows from international trade and geographic conditions. Our third and final issue is to examine the effect on productivity growth from knowledge spillovers facilitated through international trade, direct foreign investment (DFI) and geographic conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Department of Economics
  • Södersten, Bo, Supervisor, External person
Award date1997 Feb 8
Place of PublicationLund
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

Defence details

Date: 1997-02-08
Time: 10:15
Place: Holger Crawfoord's Ekonomicentrum.

External reviewer(s)

Name: Globerman, Steven
Title: [unknown]
Affiliation: Simon Fraser University, Canada.


Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Economics


  • economic theory
  • econometrics
  • productivity
  • Economics
  • spillovers
  • R& D
  • economic systems
  • economic policy
  • Nationalekonomi
  • ekonometri
  • ekonomisk teori
  • ekonomiska system
  • ekonomisk politik


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