Innovation, Productivity, and Growth in Costa Rica: Challenges and Opportunities

Ricardo Monge-González

This technical note presents a detailed review of Costa Rica’s recent innovation policy. It discusses how far Costa Rica is from having innovation ecosystems (human networks that generate extraordinary creativity and output on a sustainable basis), and shows that the low innovative capacity ofCosta Rican firms explains their low productivity, which in turn determines the moderate level of economic growth in the country.

DATE PUBLISHED: 2016-01-13
Language: English