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Research Output from University-Industry Collaborative Projects

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  • Albert Banal-Estañol
  • Inés Macho-Stadler
  • David Pérez-Castrillo

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We study university projects and research collaboration projects with industry that are supported by government grants. First, we propose a theoretical model to analyze optimal decisions in these ventures. Second, we test our theoretical results with a unique dataset containing academic publications and collaborative research funds for all the academics at the major engineering departments in the UK.We find that universities focus on more basic ventures when they develop projects alone and that the collaboration with firms increases the quantity and quality of the research output only when the firms characteristics make them valuable partners.

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 539.

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Keywords: industry-science links; research collaborations; basic versus applied research;

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  1. Albert Banal-Estañol & Ines Macho-Stadler & David Pérez-Castrillo, 2013. "Endogeneous Matching in University-Industry Collaboration: Theory and Empirical Evidence from the UK," CESifo Working Paper Series 4340, CESifo Group Munich.

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