Discussion Papers

No.558 Descriptive Analysis of the Knowledge Network Formation in East Asia

by Kaoru Nabeshima, Byeongwoo Kang, and Mila Kashcheeva

March 2016


This paper shows descriptively how the knowledge network in East Asia has been formed. In addition, the correlation between the knowledge network and economic growth is also examined. Evidence is provided to show that plugging into the knowledge network of developed countries could be a key for increasing innovativeness in a country.

Keywords: East Asia, Knowledge network, Patent data
JEL classification: O11, O40, O53

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