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The geography of innovation: the effects of university research

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  • Tomas del Barrio Castro
  • Jose Andres Garcia Quevedo

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

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Applied studies on the relationship between geography and technological innovation for United States, Germany, France and Italy have shown the positive effects that academic research exerts on the innovative output of firms at a spatial level. The purpose of this paper is to look for new evidence on the possible effects of the university research for the case of Spain. To do so, within the framework of a Griliches-Jaffe knowledge production function, and using panel data and count models, the relationship between innovative inputs and patents, in the case of the Spanish regions is explored.

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Paper provided by Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 120.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:bar:bedcje:2004120

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