Is China Different? A Meta-Analysis og the Growth-Enhancing Effect from R&D Spending in China

Christer Ljungwall, Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalChina Economic Review
    Pages (from-to)272–278
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


    • Meta-analysis
    • R&D
    • Economic growth
    • China

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