Research and Development and Quality of Life in European Union Countries

Repository of Nicolaus Copernicus University

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Balcerzak, Adam P.
dc.contributor.author Pietrzak, Michał Bernard
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-02T12:10:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-02T12:10:17Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-02
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/3009
dc.description.abstract The improvement of people’s quality of life is currently considered as the main respon-sibility of every government. Due to the emergence of knowledge-based economy, it is commonly believed that investments in research and development (R&D) at a given level are a necessary condition for creating growth-based on innovations, thus support-ing welfare in developed countries. In this context, the article is devoted to the analysis of influence of R&D expenditures on the quality of life in the European Union coun-tries. As the main measure of the quality of life Human Development Index was uti-lized. Thus, the article can be considered as a contribution to the discussion on the po-tential of HDI index for measuring the quality of life in the case of narrow group of relatively developed countries. In the empirical part of the paper, panel data modeling fulfilling the postulates of dynamic estimation was used. The research was done for EU countries for the period 2004-2010. The empirical part takes into consideration the structural diversity between “old” and “new” members of the EU. First of all, the results can be treated as a voice confirming the usefulness of HDI as a measure of quality of life also from the perspective of narrow group of highly developed countries. Then, the research confirms the positive influence of R&D on European welfare only in the case of highly developed “old member”.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject European Union
dc.subject HDI
dc.subject research and development expenditures
dc.subject dynamic panel model
dc.title Research and Development and Quality of Life in European Union Countries
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland

Search repository

Advanced Search


My Account