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Ratio Working Paper No. 233: Is China Different? A Meta-Analysis of the Growth-enhancing Effect from R&D Spending in China

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Christer Ljungwall, Ekonomisk tillväxt, Företagandets villkor, Forskning, Investering, Kina, Metaanalys, Patrik Tingvall
Ratio Working Paper No. 233
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In this paper we examine whether China has benefited more from spending on R&D than other countries by conducting a meta-analysis of the relevant literature on a large number of countries at different stages of economic development. The results suggest that the growth-enhancing effect of R&D spending in China has been significantly weaker than that of other countries. It is thus unlikely that R&D spending has been successful as a key contributing factor to economic growth in China.

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Ljungwalla, C. & Gustavsson Tingvall, P. (2014). Is China Different? A Meta-Analysis of the Growth-enhancing Effect from R&D Spending in China. Ratio Working Paper No. 233.

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Ratio Working Paper No. 233: Is China Different? A Meta-Analysis of the Growth-enhancing Effect from R&D Spending in China
Working paperPublication
Ljungwalla, C. & Gustavsson Tingvall, P.
Publication year

2014

Abstract

In this paper we examine whether China has benefited more from spending on R&D than other countries by conducting a meta-analysis of the relevant literature on a large number of countries at different stages of economic development. The results suggest that the growth-enhancing effect of R&D spending in China has been significantly weaker than that of other countries. It is thus unlikely that R&D spending has been successful as a key contributing factor to economic growth in China.

Related content: Is China different? A meta-analysis of the growth-enhancing effect from R&D spending in China

Ratio Working Paper No. 233: Is China Different? A Meta-Analysis of the Growth-enhancing Effect from R&D Spending in China
Working paperPublication
Ljungwalla, C. & Gustavsson Tingvall, P.
Publication year

2014

Abstract

In this paper we examine whether China has benefited more from spending on R&D than other countries by conducting a meta-analysis of the relevant literature on a large number of countries at different stages of economic development. The results suggest that the growth-enhancing effect of R&D spending in China has been significantly weaker than that of other countries. It is thus unlikely that R&D spending has been successful as a key contributing factor to economic growth in China.

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Ratio Working Paper No. 349: Industrial conflict in essential services in a new era – Swedish rules in a comparative perspective
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Karlson, N.
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2021

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This paper examines whether the Swedish regulatory system of dealing with industrial conflicts that affect essential services need an update or reform. Are the existing rules effective in a world where many essential services are upheld by many interdependent agents in complex systems where every single node becomes critical for the functioning of the system, and where the essential service activities could be either private or public? A comparative study is conducted with the corresponding regulatory systems of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark.
The conclusion is that Sweden is a special case. The Swedish protection against and readiness in dealing with societally harmful industrial conflicts in essential services is weaker than in the countries of comparison. Just as in relation to other threats to essential services, it is not sustainable to claim that just because such a threat is not currently present, there would be no need for preparedness.
There are many alternative ways to handle this. Desirable methods should both prevent harmful conflicts from erupting and end conflicts that have grown harmful to society at a later stage. The labour market organisations should have a mutual interest in reforming the rules.

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