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The Swedish R&D Paradox – The Basis for its Existence and its Policy Implications

Larsson, Anne-Sophie LU (2010) EKHR21 20101
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This paper explores the validity of assuming the existence of a Swedish R&D paradox based on the relationship between R&D expenditures and economic growth, and what implications the existence of such a paradox ought to have on policies that concern R&D expenditure. Consequently, in the first instance, the relationship between Gross Expenditure on Research & Development (GERD) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is de-obfuscated and empirically explored based on actual data from 2000 to 2008 for all EU countries as well as some other European and world leading economies. In the second instance there is a discussion of the 3% R&D intensity aim set up by the Lisbon agenda and of increasing R&D investment incentives through tax reductions in... (More)
This paper explores the validity of assuming the existence of a Swedish R&D paradox based on the relationship between R&D expenditures and economic growth, and what implications the existence of such a paradox ought to have on policies that concern R&D expenditure. Consequently, in the first instance, the relationship between Gross Expenditure on Research & Development (GERD) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is de-obfuscated and empirically explored based on actual data from 2000 to 2008 for all EU countries as well as some other European and world leading economies. In the second instance there is a discussion of the 3% R&D intensity aim set up by the Lisbon agenda and of increasing R&D investment incentives through tax reductions in Sweden as recently has been proposed by VINNOVA. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Anne-Sophie LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR21 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Economic growth, GDP, GERD, Innovation, R&D, R&D Intensity, Swedish R&D Paradox
language
English
id
1622910
date added to LUP
2010-07-01 13:54:50
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2010-07-01 13:54:50
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  abstract     = {This paper explores the validity of assuming the existence of a Swedish R&D paradox based on the relationship between R&D expenditures and economic growth, and what implications the existence of such a paradox ought to have on policies that concern R&D expenditure. Consequently, in the first instance, the relationship between Gross Expenditure on Research & Development (GERD) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is de-obfuscated and empirically explored based on actual data from 2000 to 2008 for all EU countries as well as some other European and world leading economies. In the second instance there is a discussion of the 3% R&D intensity aim set up by the Lisbon agenda and of increasing R&D investment incentives through tax reductions in Sweden as recently has been proposed by VINNOVA.},
  author       = {Larsson, Anne-Sophie},
  keyword      = {Economic growth,GDP,GERD,Innovation,R&D,R&D Intensity,Swedish R&D Paradox},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Swedish R&D Paradox – The Basis for its Existence and its Policy Implications},
  year         = {2010},
}