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CentrePiece article
In brief: Boffins in the USA: the Boost to UK Productivity
Rachel Griffith, Rupert Harrison and John Van Reenen
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP169:
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CentrePiece 10 (1) Spring 2005

The US innovation boom since 1990 has had major benefits for the UK economy. According to new research by CEP's director John Van Reenen and colleagues, without the growth in US spending on research and development (R&D) in the 1990s, UK productivity would have been about 5% lower in 2000.

This article summarises 'How Special is the Special Relationship? Using the Impact of US R&D Spillovers on UK Firms as a Test of Technology Sourcing' by Rachel Griffith, Rupert Harrison and John Van Reenen, CEP Discussion Paper No. 659