Does democracy cause innovation? An empirical test of the popper hypothesis

Yanyan Gao, Leizhen Zang, Antoine Roth, Puqu Wang

研究成果: Article査読

27 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Democratic countries produce higher levels of innovation than autocratic ones, but does democratization itself lead to innovation growth either in the short or in the long run? The existing literature has extensively examined the relationship between democracy and growth but seldom explored the effect of democracy on innovation, which might be an important channel through which democracy contributes to economic growth. This article aims to fill this gap and contribute to the long-standing debate on the relationship between democracy and innovation by offering empirical evidence based on a data set covering 156 countries between 1964 and 2010. The results from the difference-in-differences method show that democracy itself has no direct positive effect on innovation measured with patent counts, patent citations and patent originality.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1272-1283
ページ数12
ジャーナルResearch Policy
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 9
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 戦略と経営
  • 経営科学およびオペレーションズ リサーチ
  • 技術マネージメントおよび技術革新管理

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