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ERIC Number: EJ761107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Academic Research and Canadian Manufacturing Productivity since the Formation of NAFTA
Brox, James
Industry and Higher Education, v21 n2 p145-158 Apr 2007
Does academic research have a positive impact on productivity? To examine this question, the paper focuses on national Canadian manufacturing data, using a variable-cost CES-translog cost system. Changes in the elasticities calculated from the estimation results allow the study of the impact of the free-trade agreements on Canadian production and the effects of academic R&D expenditures. The principal finding is that academic research expenditures have had a positive effect on Canadian manufacturing productivity and that this effect of R&D expenditures has become stronger since the formation of the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA). (Contains 5 figures, 7 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: North American Free Trade Agreement