Convergencia en el esfuerzo inversor en I+D+i de las regiones españolas

  1. Laura Sauci 1
  2. Mónica Carmona 1
  3. Jesús Iglesias 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Huelva (ESP)
Cuadernos económicos de ICE

ISSN: 0210-2633

Year of publication: 2015

Issue Title: Contribuciones a la economía de la innovación: análisis de la I+D+i empresarial

Issue: 89

Pages: 229-251

Type: Article

DOI: 10.32796/CICE.2015.89.6102 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This paper attempts to test the stochastic convergence hypothesis for total expenditure on R&D of the spanish autonomous communities as well as the relative weight of their public and private components in the period 1987 to 2013, using the test of stationarity with structural change for panel data proposed by Carrión, del Barrio and López-Bazo (2005). In the analyzed period, the convergence hypothesis is accepted both when considering total investment in R&D as when we examine this effort as a function of their public or private nature. Therefore, whether as a result of the adjustment policies or of forces operating in markets and determining the configuration of the regional business composition, the results seem to point towards greater cohesion, in terms of the innovative efforts of the different territories, which should result in some positive effects on the reduction of imbalances, thus strengthening territorial cohesion.

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