Health insurance, innovation, and technology adoption

Joan Costa-i-Font, Alistair McGuire, Victoria Serra-Sastre, 19 January 2013

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With government budgets under pressure in mature economies, burgeoning healthcare expenditures are under scrutiny. In this light, healthcare innovation can either help by developing new cheaper treatments or make healthcare policy decisions more difficult by introducing new, better but more expensive technologies.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: health, research and development, technology

What happens to R&D in domestic multinationals after foreign acquisition?

Roger Bandick, Holger Görg, Patrik Karpaty, 15 January 2011

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 The recent waves of cross-border mergers and acquisitions have raised the question as to what will happen to the domestic firms, and in particular the headquarter activities of domestic multinationals, once they are acquired by a foreign owner.

Topics: Global economy, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: globalisation, multinational companies, research and development

You can raise productivity through R&D, but geography matters a lot

Sergey Lychagin, John Van Reenen, Margaret E Slade, Joris Pinkse, 25 October 2010

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President Obama recently proposed increasing the generosity of the US research and development (R&D) tax credit system and making it a permanent feature of the US tax code. This was justified by the idea that more R&D would lead to growth, not just worldwide but particularly in the US.

But such a bold statement raises some fundamental questions:

Topics: Productivity and Innovation
Tags: agglomeration, economic geography, innovation, productivity and innovation, research and development

Financial constraints and innovation: Why poor countries don't catch up

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Monika Schnitzer, 8 April 2010

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Does international assistance spur development?

Topics: Development, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: financial frictions, investment, research and development

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