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Working paper

The Role of R&D in Productivity Growth: The Case of Agriculture in New Zealand: 1927 to 2001 (WP 06/01)

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Wednesday, 1 March 2006
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JEL classification: 
O30 - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights: General
O40 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General


The authors are grateful to Tim Helm for a very substantial effort in preparing the data for this study. They also thank Dimitri Magaritis who provided advice and generous help with the modelling. Nathan McLellan and Kam Szeto provided advice on the modelling. Robin Johnson responded to many questions about data sources. Substantial help was derived from very thorough comments by Richard Fabling.


The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Working Paper are strictly those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The Treasury takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in these working papers. The paper is presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 23 October 2007