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  • The Economics of Knowledge: What Makes Ideas Special for Economic Growth?
  • Published: Nov 2005
  • Status: Current
  • Authors: Blakeley, Nick; Lewis, Geoff; Mills, Duncan
  • Hard copy: Available in HTML and PDF formats only.
 

The Economics of Knowledge: What Makes Ideas Special for Economic Growth?

New Zealand Policy Perspectives Paper 05/05

Published: November 2005

Authors: Nic Blakeley, Geoff Lewis and Duncan Mills

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Summary

Introduction

Definition of knowledge

Characteristics of knowledge

Knowledge, R&D, and innovation

Empirical evidence on knowledge spillovers from R&D

Policy responses

Conclusions

References

Annex: What are the empirical studies of R&D measuring?

tpp05-05.pdf (263 KB) pp. 27

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Steve Dowrick and a number of Treasury colleagues including Bob Buckle, Stephen Glover, Mario di Maio, Jim Rose, Grant Scobie and Peter Wilson for helpful comments on an earlier version of this paper.  We are also grateful to Glenn Goldsmith for earlier work at the Treasury on this topic.

Disclaimer

This document was commissioned by the New Zealand Treasury.  However, the views, opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in it are strictly those of the author(s), do not necessarily represent and should not be reported as those of the New Zealand Treasury.  The New Zealand Treasury takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in this Paper.

 

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