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Innovation, Knowledge and Regional Economic Performances: Regularities and Differences in the EU

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  • Alessandro STERLACCHINI

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    (Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Management ed Organizzazione Aziendale)

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This paper examines how the recent economic performance - jointly measured by the level and growth rate of per capita GDP - of 151 developed European regions has been affected by their innovation and knowledge base. A regression analysis is carried out by using as a main explanatory variable a composite indicator extracted from a comprehensive set of innovation and education variables. The above relationship is controlled for structural characteristics and allowed to vary across EU countries. The results point to a highly significant economic impact of innovation and knowledge which, however, is not homogeneous among countries and regions.

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Paper provided by Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali in its series Working Papers with number 260.

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Date of creation: May 2006
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