Inter-State Dynamics of Invention Activities, 1930-2000

We study the dynamics of the cross-section distribution of patents per capita for the 48 continental US states from 1930 to 2000 using a discrete-state Markov chain. We test for and find evidence in favor of the (knowledge) convergence hypothesis. The distribution of patents is converging to a limit...

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Volume: 21
Main Author: Catherine Y. Co
John S. Landon-Lane
Myeong-Su Yun
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Chichester, UK John Wiley & Sons 01.12.2006
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
published in: Journal of applied econometrics (Chichester, England) Vol. 21; no. 8; pp. 1111 - 1134
Data of publication: 20061201
ISSN: 0883-7252
EISSN: 1099-1255
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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