Spatial distance in a technology gap model

Caniëls, Marjolein C. J. and Verspagen, Bart (1999). Spatial distance in a technology gap model. UNU-MERIT Research Memoranda. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Caniëls, Marjolein C. J.
    Verspagen, Bart
    Title Spatial distance in a technology gap model
    Series Title UNU-MERIT Research Memoranda
    Volume/Issue No. 23
    Publication Date 1999
    Place of Publication Maastricht
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 21
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper analyses the effect of locally bounded knowledge spillovers on regionaldifferences in growth. A model will be developed that allows spillovers to take place acrossregions. Certain conditions determine the amount of spillovers a region receives. By use ofsimulations (with randomised parameter constellations), it is possible to examine the generalbehaviour of the model. It is found that certain patterns in the gaps of the knowledge stocksappear repeatedly. The inclusion of geographical distance in a technology gap model leads tothe observation that when differences (in parameters such as the learning capability or theexogenous rate of knowledge generation) increase across regions, the disparity in terms ofGDP per capita between them decreases. This counterintuitive result is a direct effect from theinclusion of geographical distance in the model.
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 1999
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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