The efficiency of spending on R&D in Latin America region

Paweł Dobrzański


Innovativeness is one of the key factors stimulating economic growth. Improving innovative capacities is especially important for developing countries. The Latin American region is characterized by a variety of innovation policies. In this article, the author attempts to answer the question of which Latin American countries most efficiently spend funds on R&D. The study presented in this article also verifies the hypothesis that increased spending on R&D does not result in a proportional increase in the intended innovative results. The main research methodology employed is data envelopment analysis (DEA), which allows for assessing input-output efficiency and indicates the efficiency frontier for the period between 2000 and 2017.
Publication typeIn press
Author Paweł Dobrzański (E&F / DME) - [University of Cambridge (CAM)]
Paweł Dobrzański,,
- Department of Mathematical Economics
- University of Cambridge
Journal seriesApplied Economics, ISSN 0003-6846, e-ISSN 1466-4283, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in EnglishInnovation; DEA methodology; relative efficiency; R&D
ASJC Classification2002 Economics and Econometrics
Languageen angielski
Dobrzanski_P_The _efficiency_of_spending.pdf 1,52 MB
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.781; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.75 (2) - 2017=0.906 (5)
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UwagaThe project is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland under the program ‘Regional Initiative of Excellence’ 2019 – 2022, project number 015/RID/2018/19, total funding amount 10 721 040,00 PLN; Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
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