Interview , News of 26 August 2015

"Publicly Funded Research Gaining Ground": Six Questions to Heike Belitz

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Dr. Belitz, how has investment in research and development, or R&D, in Germany developed in recent years?

We analyzed investment in research and development over the past few decades and observed particularly strong growth after 2007. In fact, Germany has now almost met its target of investing three percent of its GDP in R&D. Also in comparison with other countries, this is a relatively rapid growth rate. In recent years, only South Korea saw faster growth in investment in research than Germany.

The interview with Heike Belitz is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 35/2015 | PDF, 96.88 KB .

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