Endogenous Matching in University-Industry Collaboration: Theory and Empirical Evidence from the UK
AbstractWe develop a two-sided matching model to analyze collaboration between heterogeneous academics and ﬁrms. We predict a positive assortative matching in terms of both scientiﬁc ability and aﬃnity for type of research, but negative assortative in terms of ability on one side and affinity in the other. In addition, the most able and most applied academics and the most able and most basic ﬁrms shall collaborate rather than stay independent. Our predictions receive strong support from the analysis of the teams of academics and ﬁrms that propose research projects to the UKâs Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
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matching; industry-science links; research collaborations; basic versus applied research; complementarity;
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- 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.
- Albert Banal-Estañol & Inés Macho-Stadler & David Pérez-Castrillo, 2013. "Endogeneous matching in university-industry collaboration: Theory and empirical evidence from the UK," Economics Working Papers 1379, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
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