R&D spillovers through student flows, institutions, and economic growth: What can we learn from African countries?

Thanh Le

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Using modern panel cointegration estimation techniques, this paper examines whether tertiary student flows can effectively transmit technological knowledge from industrialized countries to African countries. The results obtained lend strong support to this hypothesis. In addition, this paper extends the analysis to include institutional variables such as the ease of doing business, legal origins, and religious majority to see if institutional characteristics have any impact on the way knowledge diffusion affecting total factor productivity (TFP). However, it is not clear that institutional differences are important factors that influence the degree of R&D spillovers and, hence, the TFP of African countries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)115-130
    Number of pages16
    JournalSCOTTISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
    Volume59
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'R&D spillovers through student flows, institutions, and economic growth: What can we learn from African countries?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this