OECD Environment Working Papers

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The Benefits of International Co-authorship in Scientific Papers

The Case of Wind Energy Technologies You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Julie Poirier1, Nick Johnstone2, Ivan Haščič2, Jérôme Silva2
Author Affiliations
  • 1: ENSAE-ParisTech, France

  • 2: OECD, France

10 Feb 2015
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No.:
81
Pages:
27
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5js69ld9w9nv-en

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This paper presents an analysis of the effect of international co-authorship of scientific publications on patenting in wind energy technologies. It is found that the number of scientific publications co-authored by researchers in OECD countries has a positive and very significant impact on the number of wind energy innovations patented in OECD countries. However, non-OECD countries produce a greater number of patent filings when their researchers collaborate with OECD countries. This suggests that there exist knowledge spillovers between OECD and non-OECD countries that particularly benefit non-OECD countries. This empirical finding is important because it strengthens the case for international research cooperation between OECD and non-OECD countries in the area of climate mitigation.
Keywords:
knowledge spillovers, innovation, climate change mitigation, scientific collaboration
JEL Classification:
  • O3: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights
  • O31: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights / Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
  • O38: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights / Government Policy
  • Q4: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Energy
  • Q42: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Energy / Alternative Energy Sources
  • Q48: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Energy / Government Policy
  • Q55: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Technological Innovation
 
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