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Determinants of spatial knowledge spillovers in Italian provinces

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  • Caragliu, Andrea
  • Del Bo, Chiara

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Statistical evidence suggests that the relevance of knowledge spillovers has increased over time. In this paper we focus on regional knowledge spillovers and adopt a new econometric transformation that allows inference on potential inter-regional knowledge spillovers, accounting for spatial interdependencies. Determinants of inter-regional knowledge spillovers are explained with a sample of 103 Italian provinces. We find that a region's absorptive capacity, measured by local R&D expenditure and social capital, implies a reduction of outward knowledge spillovers. Identification is based on the use of Two Stages Least Squares and Fixed Effects estimates.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

Volume (Year): 45 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 28-37

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Handle: RePEc:eee:soceps:v:45:y:2011:i:1:p:28-37

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Keywords: Absorptive capacity Knowledge spillovers Total factor productivity Spatial econometrics;

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Cited by:
  1. Liliana Araújo & Sandra T. Silva & Aurora A.C. Teixeira, 2013. "Knowledge spillovers and economic performance of firms located in depressed areas: does geographical proximity matter?," FEP Working Papers 488, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
  2. Andrea Caragliu & Peter Nijkamp, 2013. "Space and Knowledge Spillovers in European Regions," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-148/VIII, Tinbergen Institute.

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