Emerging Technologies

IMF: Why research and development is a crucial part of economic growth

Analysis suggests that the composition of R&D matters for growth. Image: Unsplash/Lucas Vasques

Philip Barrett

Economist, IMF’s Research Department

Diaa Noureldin

Economist in the World Economic Studies Division, IMF’s Research Department

Jean-Marc Natal

Deputy Chief in the World Economic Studies Division, IMF’s Research Department

Niels-Jakob Hansen

Economist in the World Economic Studies Division, IMF’s Research Department

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