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Europe's missing yollies

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  • Reinhilde Veugelers

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In this Policy Brief, Bruegel Senior Fellow Reinhilde Veugelers and Michele Cincera, Professor at ULB, draw our attention to young leading innovators ('yollies'). They explain why the European Union's business research and development deficit, relative to the United States, can be attributed to the EU having fewer yollies, especially those that are less R&D intensive. This paper raises important and timely questions about the EU's innovation policy. The authors argue why policy makers should pay attention to the heterogeneity across young sectors and design sector-specific measures to boost innovation and growth in the EU.

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Paper provided by Bruegel in its series Policy Briefs with number 430.

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Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Handle: RePEc:bre:polbrf:430

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