Diskussionspapiere 696 / 2007
This article contributes to the literature on innovation and development by identifying the determinants of innovation, and the role of intellectual property rights, in industrialized and developing countries. Controlling for sample selection, I find that, in general, the level of intellectual property protection and a country's technological capital stock are positively related to research and development ...
2007| Andréanne Léger
Diskussionspapiere 692 / 2007
In economic models of energy and climate policy, endogenous technological change is generally introduced as the result of either investment in research-and-development or of learning-by-doing. In this paper, we analyze alternative ways of modeling learning-by-doing in the renewable energy sector in a top-down CGE model. Conventionally, learning-by-doing effects in the renewable energy sector are allocated ...
2007| Katja Schumacher, Michael Kohlhaas
Diskussionspapiere 707 / 2007
The role patents play for innovation is not clear, but patenting activity has increased in the last decades. This article reviews the empirical evidence on traditional and novel roles of patents to assess their impacts on innovation in developing countries. It shows that patents are not likely to support innovation in developing countries, even though their non-traditional functions fulfill important ...
2007| Andréanne Léger
Weekly Report 1 / 2007
Parallelsacht. "OSS Adaption" war Hauptsachtitel der 1. Version, die 14 Tage lang im Netz stand.
2007| Daniel Nepelski, Sushmita Swaminathan
Diskussionspapiere 587 / 2006
This paper examines how electronic procurement influences the organization of economic transactions. It seeks evidence for ICT-induced changes in how companies organize their activities and whether ICT lead to more competitive and transparent markets. Testing the relationship between the effect of electronic procurement on procurement cost and sourcing strategy, I provide new evidence that electronic ...
2006| Daniel Nepelski
Externe referierte Aufsätze
19 (2006), 1, S. 131-145
| Brigitte Preißl
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2 / 2006
To celebrate its 80th anniversary DIW Berlin organised on 8 and 9 December 2005 a conference centred on two themes. The first dealt with the methods and performance of forecasting. The second discussed scenarios for the future of Europe and its major economies. A selection of the contributions to the conference is presented in this volume. Section 2 is an overview of the papers in this volume. The ...
2006| Alfred Steinherr
Diskussionspapiere 605 / 2006
Top-down computable general equilibrium (CGE) models are used extensively for analysis of energy and climate policies. Energy-intensive industries are usually represented in top-down economic models as abstract economic production functions, of the constantelasticity-of-substitution (CES) functional form. This study explores methods for improving the realism of energy-intensive industries in top-down ...
2006| Katja Schumacher, Ronald D. Sands
| Philipp Köllinger
Weekly Report 1 / 2006
The capacity of people and companies to bring about innovations, that is, to create new knowledge and implement this in new marketable products and services, is of prominent importance for growth and prosperity in highly developed industrial countries. On commission of Deutsche Telekom Stiftung and Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI, Federation of German Industries), DIW Berlin has prepared ...
2006| Heike Belitz, Axel Werwatz