Where Do Ideas Come From? the Relation between Book Production and Patents from the Industrial Revolution to the Present

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Recently, more and more use is made from book production as a measure of the long-run development of human capital. However, its relation with technology and growth is often found to be small and changing over time. In this paper we try to establish the link between book production and the spread of „ideas‟ as proxied by patents both over time and between… (More)

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@inproceedings{Plopeanu2014WhereDI, title={Where Do Ideas Come From? the Relation between Book Production and Patents from the Industrial Revolution to the Present}, author={Aurelian-Petrus Plopeanu and Peter Foldvari and Bas van Leeuwen and Jan Luiten van Zanden}, year={2014} }