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Research and development and growth, the current status of research.

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

The project will provide a summary of the status of the national and international research on the private and social returns to R&D. The summary will focus on two main issues: recent developments in empirical methodology and the potential for using Nor wegian register data to make progress in this area. The output of the project will be an article that summarizes the research frontier, seeks to identify holes in current knowledge, the potential for using Norwegian data for making progress in this area and for comparative research, and provide a summary of policy conclusions. Emphasis will be put on the assessment of social returns in addition to private returns to R&D as wwell as on the role of human capital as input into research activity.

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